HOME >> MEDICINE >> NEWS
Review supports link between HRT and stroke

Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) is associated with an increased risk of stroke, especially ischaemic stroke, finds a review of trials published on bmj.com today.

These results support previous trials that have suggested a link between HRT and stroke.

Researchers at the University of Nottingham reviewed the evidence from 28 completed trials involving 39,769 individuals. They assessed the risk of stroke by type, severity, and outcome.

Hormone replacement therapy was associated with an overall 29% increase in the risk of stroke, especially ischaemic stroke (caused by an insufficient blood supply to the brain). The severity of stroke was also increased with hormone replacement therapy.

It remains unclear why HRT should increase ischaemic stroke and its severity when some previous studies have suggested it might have a protective effect, say the authors. However, given these findings, HRT cannot be recommended for the primary or secondary prevention of stroke.


'"/>

Contact: Emma Dickinson
edickinson@bmj.com
44-207-383-6529
BMJ-British Medical Journal
6-Jan-2005


Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Updated press release to October 2004 Cochrane Review
2. Rice bioengineer named to Technology Reviews TR100
3. Review of preliminary observations concludes the Mayo Clinic Natl Conf on Medicine and the Media
4. Review identifies factors leading to better outcome for some metastatic breast cancer patients
5. Livers From Children Are Going To Adults, University Of Pittsburgh Review Of National Data Reveals
6. Emergency department study supports giving dehydrated children fluids by mouth
7. Chamomile tea: New evidence supports health benefits
8. Social supports lessen effects of maltreatment on children vulnerable to depression
9. Study supports the use of mechanical assistance
10. Study supports aggressive treatment of heart patients with cholesterol-lowering medication
11. New data supports CellCepts position as a world leader in solid organ transplantation

Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:2/8/2016)... York, NY (PRWEB) , ... February 08, 2016 , ... ... are too much to handle, you are not alone. According to the Center for ... include heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes and certain types of cancer, some of ...
(Date:2/8/2016)... , ... February 08, 2016 , ... Delta Dental of ... help combat pancreatic cancer. , Gary D. Radine, who recently retired as president and ... American Cancer Society’s 2015 CEO of the Year , helped lead the effort ...
(Date:2/8/2016)... ... February 08, 2016 , ... Discover the Rocky Mountain region’s longest running and ... companies. Attendees also get to see the most incredible gardens and home improvement ... , at the Colorado Convention Center - 700 14th St. Denver CO, is an ...
(Date:2/8/2016)... Las Vegas, NV (PRWEB) , ... February 08, 2016 , ... ... transformation on February 9th, 10th and 11th, 2016 in honor of his birthday on ... relationships and true happiness. Mahendra Trivedi is known by over 250,000 people from ...
(Date:2/7/2016)... ... February 07, 2016 , ... HealthSmart Holdings, ... and organizations with the tools and information to lower the costs, and increase ... the cost of providing employee healthcare benefits by as much as 22%:, + ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:2/5/2016)... , Feb. 5, 2016  Despite the recent explosion ... than other industries to embrace Big Data due to ... On the medical side, organizations have begun looking to ... clinical trials to adherence. --> ... firm Best Practices, LLC, Big Data has started informing ...
(Date:2/5/2016)... , Feb. 5, 2016  Syneron Medical ... aesthetic device company, announced today that William ... North America, is scheduled to participate in the ... Conference on February 11, 2016 in ... allow institutional investors to meet with the Mr. ...
(Date:2/5/2016)... 2016  Patients in Alabama seeking ... therapy no longer have to travel out of state. ... Urology Centers of Alabama to provide a total ... qualifying patients. Alabama is ... of prostate cancer using many different modalities. They are the ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:
Cached News: