Decade-long study shows risk-free heart benefits of HRT

Despite the many demonstrated benefits of hormone replacement therapy (HRT), a number of women have been resistant to the idea. After physicians relied on hormone pellet implants for years to ease some of the most life-altering symptoms of menopause, among other age-related conditions, studies began to surface indicating that HRT may be linked to dangerous blood clots and even cancer.

"For about 50 years controversy has surrounded the use of HRT in postmenopausal women. Most evidence has pointed to beneficial effects related to cardiovascular health, osteoporosis and colon cancer risk. However, new concern was fueled by a 2002 report from the Women's Health Initiative (WHI), showing no cardiovascular benefits in women taking HRT," states MedPage Today in a recent article.

But, this dispute may now be put to rest thanks to a 10-year investigation into the health benefits and risks of HRT. According to the publication, a team of Danish researchers monitored the medical condition of 2,016 women in a randomized trial. A portion of these participants underwent regular HRT over the course of a decade.

The scientists, led by Dr. Louise Lind Schierbeck, observed the women throughout this time, and for an additional six years after the HRT regimen was completed. They ultimately found that women who received hormone pellet therapy in this time were 50 percent less likely to suffer a heart attack or other cardiovascular issue than those who did not receive the treatment.

And, perhaps more importantly because of the existing confusion, they were no more likely to develop a blood clot disorder or some form of cancer.

For women whose lives have been dramatically changed by a natural drop in estrogen levels, HRT can be a rejuvenating experience. The specialists at Longevity Centres of America are experts in this field, and can address any of your questions or concerns regarding anti-aging hormones.