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New data on hormone therapy must lead to re-evaluation of official guidelines
Date:10/18/2007

ecrease the magnitude of estrogen-related cardiac benefits, and increase the risk for breast cancer. There are insufficient data to evaluate the possible differences in the incidence of breast cancer using different types and routes of progestin administration.

Based on the above, we call upon the health authorities to review their policies and revise them in view of the new age-related data on HT. Also, the different outcomes of estrogen-alone and estrogen plus progestin therapy should be considered. Overall, the safety profile of HT until age 60 is favorable, and should not preclude women from using HT when appropriate. Issues of quality of life, including mental, emotional, cognitive and sexual function, should have a higher priority while discussing regulatory policies and official guidelines on postmenopausal HT use.


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Contact: Jean Wright
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International Menopause Society
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