Estrogen Matters

Estrogen Matters

Why Taking Hormones in Menopause Can Improve Women's Well-being and Lengthen Their Lives-- Without Raising the Risk of Breast Cancer

Book - 2018
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For years, hormone replacement therapy (HRT) was hailed as a miracle. Study after study showed that HRT, if initiated at the onset of menopause, could ease symptoms ranging from hot flashes to memory loss; reduce the risk of heart disease, Alzheimer's, osteoporosis, and some cancers; and even extend a woman's overall life expectancy. But when a large study by the Women's Health Initiative announced results showing an uptick in breast cancer among women taking HRT, the winds shifted abruptly, and HRT, officially deemed a carcinogen, was abandoned. Now, sixteen years after HRT was left for dead, Dr. Bluming, a medical oncologist, and Dr. Tavris, a social psychologist, track its strange history and present a compelling case for its resurrection. They investigate what led the public -- and much of the medical establishment -- to accept the Women's Health Initiative's often exaggerated claims, while also providing a fuller picture of the science that supports HRT. A sobering and revelatory read, Estrogen Matters sets the record straight on this beneficial treatment and provides an empowering path to wellness for women everywhere.
Publisher: New York, New York : Little, Brown Spark, ©2018.
ISBN: 9780316481205
0316481203
Characteristics: 310 pages ;,22 cm.
Additional Contributors: Tavris, Carol - Author

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