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Why I never supported use of HRT

International experts are advising that HRT risks outweigh the remaining possible benefit, which is suppressing menopausal symptoms. Flushes are not life threatening, unlike HRT-induced vascular diseases and cancers.

Menopausal symptoms signal nutritional deficiencies and adverse reactions to foods and chemicals, often caused by previous use of hormones, smoking or alcohol. I researched clinical, pathological and biochemical effects of over 60 doses of oestrogens and progestogens, in combined, sequential or single formulations. The results convinced me never to prescribe HRT.

At last the truth is being recognised after years of misleadingly flawed studies.

Dr Ellen Grant

Kingston-upon-Thames

Surrey

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