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Progesterone Therapy News, Issue #002 - dangers of HRT
July 10, 2010

July 9th 2010
Issue #002


Fast forward from 2003 to 2010 and much has been revealed on the dangers of HRT. But first some good news... in 2003 breast cancer rates fell 7% overall and in the 50-69 age group by 12%.

In July the year before, the Women's Health Initiative (WHI) was stopped early as it had revealed that HRT caused an increased risk in both heart disease (higher risks of stroke, heart attack, and blood clots) and breast cancer. About 50% of the users stopped taking the drug.

The drop is all the more interesting as breast cancer rates had increased 30% from 1975 to 2000.

Between 1996 and 2001 The Million Women Study in the UK found risks were significantly increased for oral, transdermal, and implanted oestrogen-only, but substantially greater for oestrogen-progestagen. The risk increased for breast, ovarian and endometrial cancer.

Over the intervening years studies found oestrogen and/or progestins increased fibroid growth, C-reactive protein (a marker for inflammation), deaths from lung cancer, insulin resistance, incontinence, a greater risk of abnormal mammograms, impaired cognition and a doubling in the risk of dementia.

None of this is surprising as oestrogen is a mitogen, causing cells to divide and multiply, including fat cells. But fat cells are the main non-ovarian site for oestrogen production in the body. So whatever we do, we cannot stop oestrogen production. What we can do is protect ourselves against it's influence by using progesterone. Incidentally studies have found progesterone is an excellent anti-aging agent.

For a full breakdown please see... HRT.

Please read all labels and when using the sites below... check the EWG site for toxins in skin care, Our Stolen Future for oestrogen mimics, and Sunumbra for sunscreens.

To your good health,

Wray Whyte
Progesterone Therapy


HRT Research papers
Progesterone and Cancer Research Papers
Our Stolen Future

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