American Heart Association

New evidence cuts through confusion about risks, benefits of hormone therapy


A major research study in 2002 caused a stir after finding that hormone therapy in older women was associated with elevated risks for heart attack, stroke, breast cancer and blood clots.

The result? Many women gave up the drugs, and some doctors stopped prescribing them.

But new […]

Study results: Hormone replacement may not protect against heart disease

The use of hormone replacement therapy in postmenopausal women may not provide protection against heart disease, according to a follow-up to a landmark study.

The findings, published in  JAMA Internal Medicine, are a result of another look at a landmark study that began in 1991 and examined 162,000 postmenopausal women. […]