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Postby minniepauz » Mon Feb 19, 2007 3:27 pm

Results of the Women's Health Initiative study in 2002 suggested that estrogen replacement after menopause may increase a woman's risk of breast cancer, heart disease, stroke and Alzheimer's disease. This has led to a 50 percent drop in estrogen use in the United States.

Recent data has further shown that the incidence of breast cancer in the U.S. did, in fact, decrease by about 7 percent in 2003, the year after many women stopped using estrogen. This translated into about 14,000 fewer women being diagnosed with breast cancer in 2003.

Armed with this information, many women now seek alternative therapies for such menopausal symptoms as hot flashes and night sweats. It is estimated that about 12 percent of American women use herbal remedies to alleviate menopausal symptoms. Popular alternatives include black cohosh, other herbs and soy products.
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