HRT Use: New Guidelines from the British Menopause Society

May 24, 2013---The British Menopause Society (BMS) and Women's Health Concern has issued updated guidelines on hormone replacement therapy (HRT) to clarify its use, benefits, and risks. The new recommendations, intended to complement the BMS Observations and Recommendations on menopause, were published online May 24 and in the June print issue of Menopause International.

Estrogen therapy has no long-term effect on cognition in younger postmenopausal women

NIH-funded study finds neither benefit nor risk to cognitive function years after hormone treatment

A randomized clinical trial of estrogen therapy in younger postmenopausal women, aged 50–55, has found no long-term risk or benefit to cognitive function. The National Institutes of Health-supported study, reported in JAMA Internal Medicine on June 24, 2013, looked at women taking conjugated equine estrogens, the most common type of postmenopausal hormone therapy in the United States.