Herbals Go Up Against HRT

US researchers are carrying out a major, long-term study to investigate the safety and efficacy of the herbal products black cohosh and red clover in relieving menopause symptoms. It will be the first to directly compare the impact of the herbals with a standard hormone treatment. The results could have a significant outcome on the advice given to women seeking alternatives to HRT, which has recently been found to increase risk of stroke and, in some forms, breast cancer.

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