n South African Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology - Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) - a change of heart : editorial
|Article Title||Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) - a change of heart : editorial|
|© Publisher:||Health and Medical Publishing Group (HMPG)|
|Journal||South African Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology|
|Author||Tobie De Villiers|
|Publication Date||Oct 2007|
|Pages||76 - 78|
Attitudes regarding HRT changed significantly in 2002, after the publication of the first results of the Women's Health Initiative study (WHI). The fear of a reported increased risk of coronary artery disease (CAD) and breast cancer resulted in a 50% decrease in the use of HRT. The message delivered to a captive worldwide audience was simple and clear : HRT may only be used for the treatment of severe menopause-related symptoms, for the shortest possible time and at the lowest effective dose.
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