Medical News Summary: Review of trials establishes link between HRT and stroke


About: Review of trials establishes link between HRT and stroke
Date: 10 January 2005
Source: Medical News Today
Medical News Summary (summary of medical news story as reported by Medical News Today): A new review of trials has found that hormone replacement therapy (HRT) is associated with a 29% increased risk of stroke and particularly ischemic stroke. HRT also increased the severity of strokes. Some previous studies made findings that indicated that HRT may have a protective effect against ischemic stroke but this is now believed to be wrong and HRT should not be recommended as stroke prevention measure.
Related Disease Topics: Stroke, Ischemic stroke (type of Stroke), Menopause

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