estrogen supplements x 15 years = higer risk of breast cancer!!!
"Women who take estrogen-only pills for at least 15 years run a markedly higher risk of developing breast cancer, according to a study of nearly 29,000 nurses. But no increased danger was found among those who took the hormone for less than 10 years."
Hormone supplements like the estrogen pills mentioned above are mainly used to relieve postmenopausal sympstoms for example, hot flashes, vaginal dryness, and urinary problems and to lower the risk of brittle bones (osteoporosis).
At one time, estrogen supplements were also believed to lower the risk of heart attacks and other heart related problems in women. That however has been proven to not be the case as the following states...
"Hormone supplements were once thought to help postmenopausal women postpone age-related ills. But the government's Women's Health Initiative study in 2002 contradicted those beliefs for estrogen-progestin supplements, finding an increased risk of breast cancer, strokes and heart attacks. That led millions of American women to stop taking supplements."
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