Final word on menopausal hormone therapy?
Yes – it’s the study that just keeps on giving.
Almost 20 years after the WHI findings dramatically turned the management of menopause on its head, JAMA has just published results of the long-term follow-up of the more than 27,000 women involved in these two placebo-controlled randomised studies.
You will remember, that one of the original studies involved menopausal women with a uterus being given an oestrogen and progesterone combination. This was stopped early because of the increased risk of breast cancer associated with the hormone therapy.
This new study shows, that 20 years down the track, this small but significant increased risk still holds true. According to ...