Abstract: When Progesterone Cycled with Estrogen, No Increased Cardiac RIsk

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Eur Heart J. 2008 Nov;29(21):2660-8. Hormone therapy and risk of myocardial infarction: a national register study. Løkkegaard E, Andreasen AH, Jacobsen RK, Nielsen LH, Agger C, Lidegaard Ø. Gynaecological Clinic, Rigshospitalet, Copenhagen Ø, Denmark. Comment in: Womens Health (Lond Engl). 2009 Jan;5(1):29-31. AIM: To assess the risk of myocardial infarction (MI) as a result of hormone therapy (HT), with focus … Read More

Abstract: Natural Progesterone Improves Skin Firmness & Reduces Wrinkles

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Effects and side-effects of 2% progesterone cream on the skin of peri- and postmenopausal women: results from a double-blind, vehicle-controlled, randomized study. Holzer G, Riegler E, Hönigsmann H, Farokhnia S, Schmidt JB. Division of Special and Environmental Dermatology, Medical University of Vienna, Währinger Gürtel 18-20, A-1090 Vienna, Austria. BACKGROUND: For many years topical progesterone has been prescribed by gynaecologists as … Read More

Abstract: Without Progestins, No Increased Cardiac or Breast Cancer Risk

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Summary: Without progestins (non-bioidentical progesterone), there’s no increased cardiac or breast cancer risk. JAMA. 2004 Apr 14;291(14):1701-12. Effects of conjugated equine estrogen in postmenopausal women with hysterectomy: the Women’s Health Initiative randomized controlled trial. Anderson GL, Limacher M, Assaf AR, Bassford T, Beresford SA, Black H, Bonds D, Brunner R, Brzyski R, Caan B, Chlebowski R, Curb D, Gass M, … Read More

Abstract: Bioidentical Estradiol Improves Skin Wrinkles

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Schmidt JB, Binder M, Demschik G, Bieglmayer C, Reiner A. Department of Dermatology, University of Vienna Medical School, Austria.  BACKGROUND: The coincidence of climacteric symptoms and the beginning of skin aging suggests that estrogen deficiency may be a common and important factor in the perimenopausal woman. Often hormones have been considered important in endogenous aging of the skin, but their role has … Read More