Study: Taking HRT during the menopause can reduce heart attack risk

Taking hormone replacement therapy (HRT) during the menopause can reduce the risk of heart failure and heart attacks, according to a study.

Researchers also say that HRT is not associated with increased risk of cancer or strokes.

Hormone replacement therapy is used to relieve menopause symptoms
Hormone replacement therapy is used to relieve menopause symptoms

HRT, which is used to relieve symptoms of the menopause, is a hotly debated subject between academics.

Previous studies have indicated the drugs could lead to an increased risk of breast cancer and heart disease.

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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.