Hormone Therapy Found to Decrease Risk of Heart Attack and Breast Cancer

Posted on February 16, 2016 by Disability Help Group

When a medical condition causes you to become disabled and unable to work for an extended period of time you may be entitled to receive long-term disability benefits. Breast cancer and heart disease are among the ailments that may cause an individual to lose time from work.

In a report from the New York Times, a new government study finds that hormone therapy is found to decrease a person’s risk of heart attack and breast cancer.

This research was part of the Women’s Health Initiative study, initiated by the National Institutes of Health. The findings come as a surprise since hormone therapy has been shown in the past to increase the risk of breast cancer. In particular, the combination of taking estrogen and progestin were found to increase the risk.

Yet women in the study who had hysterectomies and took estrogen alone were found to have a 23% decreased risk of breast cancer in comparison to those women who took a placebo.

Experts contend that the risk is still there for those who take combination hormone therapy. On the other hand, estrogen alone can be very helpful to those women who are dealing with hot flashes and other common symptoms of menopause.

In addition to the decreased risk of breast cancer, those who took estrogen only were also at a lower risk of suffering a heart attack. There was almost a 50% decreased risk in comparison to those women who took a placebo.

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