Menopausal women misled by bad advice - study

A concerning number of middle-aged women are using alternative and complementary medicine (CAM) to treat menopausal symptoms despite any evidence of efficacy, say researchers from Melbourne’s Monash University.

They blame GPs, in part, for this “possibly dangerous” trend, pointing to a national survey that shows about a third of primary care doctors self-identify as practising complementary therapy.

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