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  • Be A Healthy Woman: Gary Null on Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT)

    Be A Healthy Woman: Gary Null on Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT)

    April 2, 2009

    In the 1990s, many doctors began prescribing HRT to help prevent heart disease in women. A Harvard study of about 46,000 female nurses had found that those who had taken HRT had a lower incidence of heart disease by up to 50 percent. However, when that study was more fully investigated, it turned out that the women with lower rates of heart disease were actually women who were healthier in general. Compared to the group who were supposed to have a greater incidence of heart disease, they were wealthier, more likely to exercise, and had better diets; fewer of them had diabetes, and they smoked less. The women who didn’t take HRT were more likely to have diabetes, smoked, were poorer, and didn’t visit their doctors. Also not reported in the study was the fact that the women who took HRT had a 50 percent increase in strokes.—Gary Null

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