The latest on HRT and heart health

New evidence suggests it may be linked to favourable cardiovascular outcomes

Hormone replacement therapy is unlikely to harm the structure and function of the heart and may even have a positive effect, report the authors of a large population-based study.

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While the effect of HRT on cardiovascular health remains controversial, the team from Queen Mary University of London say their results show the treatment is not associated with adverse, subclinical changes in cardiac structure and function. 

In fact, they observed “significantly smaller left ventricular and left atrial chamber volumes” in the group taking HRT compared with non-users, which they

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