Alzheimer’s probability could be reduced with HRT if started early

A US study of 1768 women older than 65 who were followed for 11 years found those who began HRT early after menopause had a 30% lower risk of Alzheimer’s, especially when taken for 10 years or more.

However, a greater risk of dementia was seen among women starting combined therapy when older.

During the study 176 developed Alzheimer’s, including 87 users.

Study author Dr Peter Zandi (PhD), from Johns Hopkins University, said research findings on HRT and dementia had been conflicting.

“Our results suggest that there may be a critical window near