Starting HRT early after menopause is safe: new study

In fact, women who start HRT early and take it for 10 years had significantly reduced risk of mortality, heart failure or myocardial infarction without any increased risk of cancer, DVT or stroke, Danish endocrinologists found in a 16-year study.

Around 1000 women aged 45–58 years old were included in the trial, with half receiving HRT (triphasic oestradiol plus norethisterone for women with an intact uterus or 2mg oestradiol for women who had hysterectomies).

The primary end-point was a combination of death and hospitalisation for