Wednesday, January 17, 2007

Testing Of Bioidentical Hormones Urged, North American Menopause Society Says They Might Not Be Safe

I have never heard of the North American Menopause Society before, but their comments against bioidentical hormones (and natural remedies like soy and black cohosh) would likely be rejected by some of the compounding pharmacists that make these products.

From CBS News:
The North American Menopause Society says bioidentical hormone treatments might not be the best way to combat the symptoms of menopause.

In an editorial in the journal Menopause Management, the society's executive director says the recent hype surrounding bioidenticals masks the fact that the ingredients are basically no different from those in FDA approved hormone treatments whose use has fallen since a study in 2002 found women using hormones faced a higher risk of breast cancer. ...more

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