Our sister charity, the British Menopause Society, has recently posted news on the findings of several studies relating to HRT.
HRT may prevent heart disease
While the recently published NICE guideline on diagnosis and management of the menopause stated that HRT does not increase the risk of heart disease when started in women aged under 60, it did not recommend the use of HRT to prevent heart disease since the evidence was not conclusive enough. Read more on the BMS website
Cardiovascular death risk after stopping HRT
A study from Finland reported an increase in mortality rate from cardiac death or stroke compared both to the baseline population and to women who continued taking HRT. Read more on the BMS website
Bone loss after stopping HRT
A 15 year follow up study from Finland has confirmed previous knowledge that that women who stop HRT experience loss of bone mineral density and increased risk of wrist fracture. Read more on the BMS website