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It has been a while since my last post. After reviewing summaries of multiple trials (since 1976) on hormone replacement therapy, what do we currently know and how should one approach the topic of HRT (hormone replacement therapy) in this decade. To summarize: -If you are postmenopausal by 10 years or more, the studies suggest that HRT is not for you. It has a higher likelihood of increasing your risk for diseases such as heart attack, blood clots and stroke. If you are on a progestin then there is an increased risk for breast cancer. So ask your physician for alternate therapies for maintaining bone strength and reducing hot flashes. -For those of you who are perimenopausal or recently postmenopausal,