Hormone therapy linked to dementia

By: Sheryl Ubelacker
The Canadian Press January 20, 2009

Postmenopausal hormone therapy has been linked to brain shrinkage in women aged 65 and older, a pair of studies has found.Researchers used MRI scans to analyze the brains of more than 1,400 women aged 71 to 89 who had taken part in the Women’s Health Initiative, a research trial that compared the health status of those taking hormone therapy versus a placebo.

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