Co-author of HRT study: 'These results matter'

These results matter because medical practitioners and women have been anxious of HRT for the past decade. This has led to a poorer quality of life for numerous women around menopause.

– Dr Louise Schierback, co-author of the Danish study into HRT

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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.