June 21, 2007
HRT Maybe Not So Dangerous After All
...that's what a new evaluation of a study suggests.
The initial negative results of the Women's Health Initiative study resulted because the investigators included a substantial number of older women in the study in the hopes of observing enough heart attacks to be able to draw conclusions. But those women are rarely considered for hormone replacement therapy.
"Unfortunately, [those results] were unfairly generalized, creating widespread concern that hormone replacement therapy is neutral or even harmful, with respect to heart disease, in all women," they wrote.
(I do some work for pharma companies, not including any HRT products. My old firm, through whom I do some work, does HRT work.)
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