The Women’s Health Initiative (WHI) was presented to the press in 2002 before it was released to the medical community and way before they had a chance to carefully stratify the data. Meaning, they didn’t account for age primarily.
The bottom line – no new news! Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) is safe and important in young healthy women (less than 55 – 60) and may present problems in older women.
Unfortunately, we are still only recommending it for symptomatic menopausal women. » Read more about: “A Decade after the Women’s Health Initiative scared the h_ll out of women!” »
It seems like Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) for the treatment of menopausal symptoms is back in the news – in a good way. Ever since the Women’s Health Initiative (WHI) came out in 2002, patients have been running from this valuable medication. Ten years since the premature release of their data, we now know that really nothing has changed over the last 55 years. We have lowered the doses and shortened the duration of treatment but HRT still has more benefits than risks for most women. » Read more about: Hormone Replacement Therapy in Menopause »