Factors not taken into account by the researchers may be responsible for the links. In addition, pancreatic cancer is rare, so the risk of any woman in the study developing the condition was small. The reason for the opposite findings is not clear, the researchers said. But they speculate that the formulation and dose of estrogen in the different medications could play a role.
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Male hormone replacement therapy may benefit heart
Quick Clicks “At 30, my father had his first heart attack. At 35, he had a triple bypass, second heart attack, and triple-bypass surgery,” said Wapner, 36. “He died at age 45, actually on my 17th birthday.” Wapner went to Soffer Health with one of the worst family histories. “On my father’s side, there’s eight relatives over the past 40 years who all died of heart attacks at young ages, no one going above the age of 53,” he said. Wapner underwent a stress test and blood work, which showed he had high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and low testosterone.
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Study: Hormone therapy may only pose slight risk of breast cancer
“To help make sense of the often confusing information, women and clinicians need individual rather than population risk data,” states the study, co-authored by Dr. John Boyages, executive director of the New South Wales Breast Cancer Institute. “(Therefore we) have produced estimates that can be used to calculate individual risk for women living up to the age of 79 and suggest the risk (of breast cancer) may be lower than is often thought.” The study emphasizes the importance of individual risk data and how it helps to accurately “weigh the benefits and harms” of treatment. “The average baseline risk (of breast cancer for women aged 40 to 79) is about 7.2%, reducing to 6.1% at 50 years,” the study indicates. “Use of combined hormone replacement therapy for about 10 years increases the cumulative risk to 7.7%.” The researchers came to their conclusions by calculating the cumulative absolute risk, an equation that aims to determine the increase in risk of breast cancer from HRT use over time.
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Can hormone therapy help protect the brain?
naturegirlclaire There’s a new book coming out, Is it Me or My Hormones?, that I am really excited to read. I think in the next decade we’re going to see how big a role hormonal imbalance is connected with health – beyond issues like menopause. November 7, 2012 at 07:53 | Report abuse | Reply Cemile I @RobertVockers, I have treated huderdns of patients for menopause symptoms with great results. What I give them works!
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