Study: Women Taking Hormones May Be Lowering Colon Cancer Risk

by: oneupweb

A new study published in the American Journal of Epidemiology found that menopausal women undergoing hormone replacement therapy (HRT) may have lower odds of developing colon cancer.

The study included nearly 57,000 menopausal women who participated in the California Teachers Study. Researchers discovered that those who were undergoing HRT from the beginning were 36 percent less likely to develop colon cancer over the next 10 years, than those who had never undergone HRT.

Experts warn that women should not be receiving HRT to lower their risk of developing the disease.

According to a U.S. government study from 2002, postmenopausal women going through HRT had higher risks for blood clots, stroke, heart attack and breast cancer.

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