Researchers did a major reappraisal of a landmark report on hormone therapy. Their conclusion--the treatment will help most women in the early stages of menopause. They say hormone replacement therapy relieves hot flashes and also reduces the risk of heart disease and bone fractures.
Hormone therapy dropped off dramatically after a study in 2002 found that the risks far outweighed the benefits among older women. But experts who worked on the original study say the results were for women twelve years past menopause, not for women near menopause.
New report by the International Menopause Society