Breast cancer and hormone-replacement therapy
in the million women study.
Million Women Study Collaborators, Breast cancer and hormone-replacement therapy
in the Million Women Study, Lancet, 2003, 362(9382):419-427.
Even as evidence accumulates that hormone-replacement therapy
increases the risk of breast cancer and heart attack, stroke, and other vascular problems, one benefit of giving estrogen to older women has remained untainted: bone preservation.
The whole event had been underwritten by the pharmaceutical company Wyeth, which also happens to manufacture Prempro, the drug most widely used in hormone-replacement therapy
(HRT) for post-menopausal women.
If Hager chairs the 11-member FDA committee, he will have a leadership role in studying hormone-replacement therapy
, which would include access to birth-control pills and RU-486.
1-selling hormone-replacement therapy
in the world to treat the symptoms of menopause.
For example, the Women's Health Initiative is a large national study that includes a randomized, controlled, double-mind study of hormone-replacement therapy
, calcium and vitamin D, and low-fat diet and their effects on heart disease, breast cancer, colon cancer, and osteoporosis.
Sally Schumacher described the first large-scale study of whether estrogen can prevent or delay dementia, using the products Premarin or Prempro, the hormone-replacement therapy
already being taken by millions of postmenopausal women.
TOPIC: The Canadian Cancer Society issued a public health warning for women to stop using hormone-replacement therapy
(HRT) to ease menopause symptoms, according to an article by The Globe and Mail.
The extract, called black cohosh, is especially popular among women who have developed breast cancer, because hormone-replacement therapy
for menopausal symptoms isn't recommended for such women.
Most bone loss in women occurs after menopause, and studies have shown that estrogen - found in the hormone-replacement therapy
that is recommended for many women after menopause - helps prevent such loss in these women.
The estrogen/progestin findings dashed long-held beliefs that hormone-replacement therapy
, or HRT, offered protection against heart disease in addition to its intended use of relieving postmenopausal symptoms.