Your Health: Jun. 21, 1999


ESTROGEN REPRIEVE Many women facing menopause consider hormone-replacement therapy but fear that the estrogen in HRT will increase their risk of breast cancer. The jury is still out, but here's some reassurance. A study of 37,000 women found little evidence that estrogen is linked to common types of cancers such as ductal carcinoma in situ (a cancer confined to a duct). It may, however, increase some uncommon forms--but they are slow growing and may be easily treatable.

SLUDGE REPORT Eye-opening news for coffee addicts: data on more than 45,000 men show that two or three cups of coffee a...

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