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Study: HRT does not raise heart attack

September 30, 2008 12:00:00 AM PDT
Breast cancer experts recommend avoiding or limiting hormone replacement therapy, but a new study suggests how you take the medication may make it safer for a woman's heart.Danish researchers followed nearly 700,000 healthy women. They found those who took estrogen for three weeks followed by a week of estrogen and progesterone had lower heart attack risk.

This cycle mimics the body's natural processes. And those who used a gel or patch instead of pills had a lower heart attack risk.


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