Study of Hormone Use in Menopause Reaffirms Complex Mix of Risks and Benefits

October 1, 2013 - Hormone therapy for menopause is one of the most divisive subjects in medicine, hailed by some as a boon to women’s comfort and well-being, vilified by others as a threat to health. 
A new analysis finds truth somewhere in the middle, reaffirming previous warnings that the drugs have more risks than benefits for most women — but also stating that the harms are low early in menopause and that hormones are “appropriate for symptom management in some women.”

Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) – Clarity at last!

The British Menopause Society and Women’s Health Concern releases updated recommendations on HRT
Los Angeles, London, (May 23, 2013). The British Menopause Society and Women’s Health Concern have
today released updated guidelines on Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) to provide clarity around the role of HRT, the benefits and the risks. The new guidelines appear in the society’s flagship title, Menopause
International, published by SAGE.

HRT Improves Muscle Function

Apr. 30, 2013 — Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) significantly improves muscle function -- down to the muscle fibre level -- in postmenopausal women, a new study published today [1 May] in The Journal of Physiology shows.

Some studies published over the last decade have led to negative publicity around HRT, a treatment used to relieve symptoms of menopause, resulting in many women being reluctant to use it. However this new study offers a positive outcome from the treatment.