Taking HRT Does Not Increase Risk of Death

Published: 13th September 2017

study in JAMA was recently published which provides more reassurance about HRT for women. Scientists in the USA returned to the Women’s Health Initiative data – which focussed on 27,000 women aged 50 to 79 who took HRT for five to seven years. After following them for an average of 18 years, researchers found that death rates were unaffected by taking HRT.

This new research provides reassurance for women who are seeking HRT to manage a series of uncomfortable and sometimes distressing symptoms that can be associated with the menopause. I am delighted to see the report received publicity in national press and I really hope that many other sections of the media will help to get the news out to women across the globe.

Newson Health Menopause and Wellbeing Centre was founded by leading menopause specialist and GP, Dr Louise Newson, and officially opened in September 2018 by Liz Earle MBE. Created to help women receive the most appropriate, individualised treatment for their perimenopause and menopause, it has quickly become a centre of excellence, providing care to women of all ages, as well as running educational events for primary care clinicians.

Dr Newson is also the founder of the Menopause Doctor website, a free resource since 2017, providing the latest unbiased, evidence based information about the menopause and perimenopause for women as well as the most recent national and international menopause articles and guidelines for healthcare professionals. The website has been adopted by the Royal College of GPs (RCGP) as an official educational library aimed at patients and healthcare professionals wishing to learn more about the menopause.

Newson Health Research and Education is a not-for-profit organisation founded by Dr Newson, from which all profits gained from the organisation's activities, such as event sponsorship, delegate fees and speaker's fees, are invested back into the business.