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NCCAM on HRT alternatives

This article was originally published in The Tan Sheet

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In light of recent studies raising concerns about the safety of long-term hormone replacement therapy, NCCAM has issued a consumer advisory on alternative therapies for menopause symptoms. "At this time, there is not enough scientific evidence to determine whether these therapies are beneficial" or "as safe or safer than conventional drugs being used for menopausal symptoms, osteoporosis or heart disease," the Aug. 2 advisory warns. The center also notes it is funding research on "several botanicals that have shown promise for reducing menopausal symptoms," such as black cohosh, red clover, soy, dong quai and flax seed...

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