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    What is the latest research into the cardiac effects of Hormone Replacement Therapy suggesting?

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    Although HRT is prescribed to alleviate the symptoms of menopause, it can have additional positive effects on a woman's health, particularly if she takes it before the age of 60 or within 10 years of menopause.
    Heart disease: oestrogen-only HRT can reduce the risk of coronary heart disease. But,  it may actually increase the risk in women who start HRT tablets after the age of 60, and particularly over 70
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    Brenda
    Women’s Health Educator
    Health Information Line, Women’s Health Queensland Wide
     
    Women living in Queensland can also call our Health Information Line - a free information and referral service for Queensland women - on 3839 9988 or 1800 017 676 (toll free outside Brisbane).
     
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