DATE: September 17, 2013
EXCERPT: "Post-menopausal women whose doctors prescribe hormone replacement therapy for severe hot flashes and other menopause symptoms may want to consider taking low doses of Food and Drug Administration-approved bioidentical forms of estrogen or getting their hormones via a transdermal patch. A new observational study shows bioidentical hormones in transdermal patches may be associated with a lower risk of heart attack and FDA-approved products -- not compounded hormones -- may be associated with a slightly lower risk of stroke compared to synthetic hormones in pill form." more
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Shufelt CL, Merz CN, Prentice RL, Pettinger MB, Rossouw JE, Aroda VR, Kaunitz AM, Lakshminarayan K, Martin LW, Phillips LS, Manson JE. Hormone therapy dose, formulation, route of delivery, and risk of cardiovascular events in women: findings from the Women's Health Initiative Observational Study. Menopause. 2013 Sep 16.
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