After the Women’s Health Initiative published an expansive study in 2002 which stated that hormone therapy combining estrogen and progestin increased health risks for healthy women, many menopausal women stopped using estrogen therapy. The media impact of the study was widespread and persistent. A recent study published by Yale is now claiming that the backlash against estrogen therapy led to thousands of unnecessary deaths of women. Published in the American Journal of Public Health, the study suggests that concerns about estrogen have scared away many women who would benefit from the hormone. The study also claims that the public over-generalized the findings of the Women’s Health report.
Read the full article here: Yale: Avoiding Estrogen Led to Thousands of Needless Deaths