7 years ago in TIME

The decision to halt a study of hormone-replacement therapy because of an increased risk of cancer came as a blow to millions of women. But the potential dangers of hormones were well known when TIME ran a cover story on ESTROGEN.

Estrogen is indeed the closest thing in modern medicine to an elixir of youth--a drug that slows the ravages of time for women. It is already the No. 1 prescription drug in America, and it is about to hit its demographic sweet spot: the millions of baby boomers now experiencing their first hot flashes...what today's women should know is that...

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