Health: HRT Takes Another Hit

More bad news for hormone-replacement therapy. The FDA has asked makers of HRT pills (most of which contain the hormones progestin and estrogen) to add another warning to their labels: that HRT may raise the risk of dementia in older women. A watershed 2002 study had already linked the drugs to increased risk of breast cancer, heart attack and stroke, leading experts to conclude that for many women the risks of long-term use outweigh the benefits. The recent FDA directive was based on data published last year in the Journal of the American Medical Association showing that women on Prempro doubled...

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