HRT therapy can cut calcification of the arteries

Oestrogen-only hormone repla-cement therapy (HRT) has been shown to significantly reduce the risk of one predictor of heart attacks, calcification of the arteries - in post-menopausal women.

Results from the Women's Health Initiative (WHI) show that younger menopausal women (50-59) who have had a hysterectomy are 30-40 per cent less likely to have coronary artery calcium than the placebo group.

The study included 1,064 women randomly assigned either Premarin (0.625ml) or placebo for seven-and-a-half years.

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