A compelling defense for hormone replacement therapy, revealing the erroneous science behind the fall, from prominent and empowering women to making informed decisions about their health.
For years, hormone therapy (HRT) was greeted as a miracle. Studies after the study showed that HRT, if initiated at the onset of menopause, could alleviate symptoms ranging from flash to loss of memory. reduce the risk of heart disease, Alzheimer's, osteoporosis and some cancers; and even expand a woman's total life expectancy. However, when a major study by the Women & # 39; s Health Initiative announced results that showed breast cancer inflation among women taking HRT, the winds were sharply changed, and HRT, which was considered a carcinogen, was abandoned. Now, sixteen years after HRT remained dead, Dr. Bluming, a medical oncologist, and Dr. Tavris, a social psychologist, track their strange history and present a compelling case for their resurrection. They investigate what led the public – and much of the medical establishment – to accept the woman's health initiative's often exaggerated demands, while providing a fuller picture of the science that supports HRT. An innovative and revealing reader, Estrogen Matters puts the record right on this favorable treatment, and provides an empowerment path to well-being for women everywhere.