Health scare 'clouded views on HRT'

"Thousands of women have had a ‘wasted decade’ of suffering since the HRT scare, according to an international panel of experts,” the Daily Mail has reported.

The news is based on a major re-evaluation of the Women’s Health Initiative (WHI) study, the results of which prompted safety fears in 2002. The re-analysis comes in a series of journal reports which were highly critical of the way the results of the WHI were presented and the media’s interpretation of them. The reports said this led to panic based on scant real-life evidence, which may have caused a change in prescribing practice to the potential detriment of the wellbeing of thousands of women worldwide.


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