Hormone Replacement Patches May be Safer than Tablets, British Medical Journal Study  
6/4/2010 6:42:32 AM

The Scotsman -- HORMONE replacement therapy (HRT) patches may be safer than tablets, researchers say. Patches containing a low dose of the hormones oestrogen or progesterone, or both, carry less risk of stroke than if HRT is taken in tablet form, they said. However, the risk increases significantly with high-dose patches – with women up to 90 per cent more likely to suffer a stroke than if they are not on HRT.