A NHLBI-funded study concluded that five to seven years of hormone replacement therapy does not shorten the lives of post-menopausal women due to increased risk of death from cardiovascular disease or cancer. The findings, published in the journal JAMA, come from a Women’s Health Initiative’s trial, which followed 27,000 women for 18 years.
The New York Times: Taking Hormones for Menopause Doesn’t Raise Early Death Risk
The Seattle Times: Study shows hormone pills don’t shorten older women’s lives
Huffington Post: Hormone Therapy Isn’t As Risky As Once Thought, New Study Finds