Can HRT help with cognitive function?

New research suggests it can

Post-menopausal women worried about their cognitive function may benefit from taking a certain type of HRT, new research suggests.

brain function

Seventy-five healthy, postmenopausal women were randomised to receive conjugated equine oestrogen in pill form, oestradiol via skin patches or placebo. 

In addition, the women taking active hormones were also given progesterone pills for the first 12 days each month. 
Throughout the seven-year study, participants were given memory and cognitive tests, as well as MRI scans.

Overall brain