Can HRT in early menopause cut heart disease risk?

Source: NHS Choices – Behind the Headlines

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Date of publication: April 2016

Publication type: News item

In a nutshell:  Women who take HRT drugs soon after going through menopause are ‘less likely to suffer heart disease’. A new study found that early adopters of hormone replacement therapy (HRT) might slow their progression toward atherosclerosis (hardening and thickening of the arteries) which can increase the risk of heart disease, heart attacks or strokes.

Length of publication: 1 webpage

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Acknowledgement: NHS Choices – Behind the Headlines

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