Key findings of the HRT study in Denmark

  • Researchers in Denmark examined 1,000 women who began the study when they were aged between 45 and 58.
  • Half of the group were given HRT which was started early after the menopause and the control group received no treatment.
  • The study found that after 10 years, 33 women in the control group had died or suffered heart failure or a heart attack compared with just 16 women who were given HRT.
  • 36 women in the HRT group were treated for cancer compared with 39 in the control group
  • 10 women in the HRT group were treated for breast cancer compared with 17 in the control group.
  • Eleven women in the HRT group were treated for stroke compared with 14 in the control group.


HRT 'may cut heart attack risks'

Taking hormone replacement therapy during the menopause can reduce the risk of heart failure and heart attacks, according to a study. Researchers also say the drugs are not associated with increased risk of cancer or strokes.