Hormone Drugs Don’t Harm Brain for Some Menopausal Women, Brigham and Women's Hospital Study

Published: Jun 26, 2013

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Hormone therapy doesn’t appear to have a harmful effect on cognitive function in younger postmenopausal women, according to a study that also showed the treatment didn’t benefit the brain. Women 50 to 55 years old who were given estrogen or estrogen plus progestin had similar scores on tests of memory and other mental processes as those taking a placebo, according to research published yesterday in JAMA Internal Medicine.

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