Hot Women! The Stuff Nobody’s Telling You About Bio-identical Hormones
The above is an eye-catching headline on the cover of February 2009′s “O,” The Oprah Magazine. The article on page 184 is an excellent overview of the subject by Mary Duenwald. There is also a side article by Joanne Manson, MD about whether to take hormones or not. Included as well is the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) position about bioidentical hormones.
Caution is urged by all.
However, in support of bioidentical hormones and scientific evidence against the FDA position is an article in “Postgraduate Medicine”, a peer reviewed journal of medicine. One should read the article, but I quote the Abstract conclusion from Postgraduate Medicine, Volume 121, Issue 1, January 2009:
“Conclusion: Physiological data and clinical outcomes demonstrate that bio-identical hormones are associated with lower risks, including the risk of breast cancer and cardiovascular disease, and are more efficacious than their synthetic and animal derived counterparts. Until evidence is found to the contrary, bio-identical hormones remain the preferred method of HRT. Further randomized controlled trials are needed to delineate these differences more clearly.”
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