HRT can lower risk of early death in women

Hormone Replacement Therapy can lower risk of early death in women, a new study suggests. Results have been reported from a study of more than 4,200 women who received a coronary calcium scan at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center between 1998 and 2012.

This is an interesting study that supports existing evidence that hormone replacement therapy (HRT) slows atherosclerosis. While the study is at a disadvantage for the method of recording data retrospectively, the study size is large and the results are valuable.

Suggestions that women using hormone replacement therapy are overall 30% less likely to die than those not on HRT are greatly welcomed. However, more research is needed.