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Menopausal Hormone Therapy does not harm the heart

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 Deepika Rana
However, this therapy is not to be taken to achieve a healthier heart.

As per a research conducted in the Queen Mary University of London, Menopausal Hormone Therapy (MHT) has been found to have a protective effect on the heart. There are 2.3 million women using menopausal hormone therapy in the UK.

Dr Mihir Sangvi, Scientist, Queen Mary William Harvey Research Institute, said that this study has been the first one that shows use of MHT associated with healthier heart characteristics. The study was published in the journal PLOS ONE and funded by the British Heart Foundation.

The research involved examination of left ventricular (LV) and left arterial (LA) structure and function of 1,604 post-menopausal women, who were free of cardiovascular disease, and 32 percent of whom had used MHT for at least three years.

MHT was found to be associated with favorable cardiovascular outcomes, such as lower mortality and reduced risk of heart failure. It was earlier suspected that the LV of women consuming MHT might increase leading to higher incidence of cardiovascular events and mortality. However, no significant difference in LV mass between the two groups of women was found.

However, scientists have suggested that women should not take MHT specifically to improve their heart health, as the study doesn’t consider all of the ways this therapy affects the heart. As the situation of each woman is different, advise from a gynecologist is recommended to all, whether HRT is required or not.

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