Long-term HRT cuts risk of MI, heart failure

Women who take hormone replacement therapy for a decade following menopause have a significantly reduced risk of death, heart failure and myocardial infarction, a study finds.

The findings come 10 years after two widely publicised larger studies associated HRT with an increased risk of breast cancer and cardiovascular events, prompting a dramatic fall in HRT prescriptions in Australia and overseas.

The new Danish study, published Wednesday in the BMJ, found