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Study: Hormone Therapy Not for Disease Prevention

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Hormone therapy may help some women manage hot flashes during menopause. But it should not be used to prevent conditions like heart disease and dementia, a new study confirms.

After analyzing data from about 30,000 women, researchers found the risk of serious health problems increased while women were taking hormones - as past studies have also shown - and then fell once they went off the pills.