Published in Cancer Weekly, December 16th, 2003
"Black cohosh is an increasingly popular alternative to estrogen replacement therapy for the relief of menopausal symptoms, primarily hot flushes. However, an important consideration for long-term therapy is potential toxicity and carcinogenicity," researchers in the United States report.
"Therefore, we undertook a study to assess the estrogenic activity of black cohosh to examine its safety for those with, or at high risk of developing, breast cancer," wrote R. Lupu and colleagues, Northwestern University School of Medicine.
"Several assays were utilized...
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