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Evidence on HRT, a timeline

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1 Evidence on HRT, a timeline on Fri Sep 04, 2009 6:49 am

Jul 2002: Women’s Health Initiative trial shows a 29% increase in the risk of coronary heart disease and a 41% increase in stroke in women aged 5t to 79 years taking HRT, compared with those who were not

Jul 2007: Australasian study shows older women starting HRT many years after the menopause have an increased thromboembolic and cardiovascular risk

Aug 08: WISDOM study re-opens debate on HRT after showing significant improvements in sexual functioning, sleep problems, hot flushes, night sweats, aching joints and muscles, insomnia and vaginal dryness compared with placebo

Feb 2009: US researchers find a 50% decline in HRT use coincided with a 43% fall in breast cancer rates between 2002 and 2003

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