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Sci. Aging Knowl. Environ., 24 September 2003
Vol. 2003, Issue 38, p. nf18
[DOI: 10.1126/sageke.2003.38.nf18]

NEWS FOCUS

Weathering the HRT Storm

Showers of negative clinical studies have clouded the issue of hormone replacement therapy, but a panel of researchers says the story isn't over

Tabitha M. Powledge

http://sageke.sciencemag.org/cgi/content/full/sageke;2003/38/nf18

Abstract: A torrent of recent clinical studies has reported that hormone replacement therapy (HRT) fails to postpone many diseases of aging and apparently hastens some of them. Interpretations of the work have stranded research on sex hormones and menopause and left millions of women and their physicians at sea about the wisdom of hormone replacement. A new report presents a list of tasks that can help answer the multitude of remaining questions about HRT. But because of HRT's bad reputation, researchers might have a tough time tackling some of the projects that the report urges.

Citation: T. M. Powledge, Weathering the HRT Storm. Sci. SAGE KE 2003 (38), nf18 (2003).

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