Published in Women's Health Weekly, August 26th, 1996
More than 30 studies have found that estrogen after menopause is good for the heart. However, most of this research involved women who took estrogen alone, which was once the standard treatment. Since estrogen by itself can also increase the chance of uterine cancer, many doctors have switched their patients to therapies that mix estrogen with the hormone progestin. This eliminates the additional risk of uterine cancer, but animal experiments suggest the combination may not...
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