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Rejection of Hormone Therapy Increases Mortality in Women

An article in the Los Angeles Times reports that a study following a cohort of women found that rejection of hormone replacement therapy has lead to an increase in mortality rate. Due to a 2002 study showing potential negative outcomes of hormone replacement therapy, about 2/3 of women who should have received hormone replacement therapy following a hysterectomy rejected this treatment. However, the rejection of this therapy may actually prove to cause even worse outcomes. Scientists say that it is “estimated that between 40,292 and 48,835 women died prematurely during the study period” due to the rejection of this therapy.

Read the article published by the Los Angeles Times.

Read the study in the American Journal of Public Health.