Menopausal symptoms are eased by progesterone in study

04/25/2012 | Chicago Tribune (tiered subscription model)

Results of a study suggest that hormone progesterone reduces the severity and frequency of menopausal symptoms, such as night sweats and hot flashes. Lead researcher Christine Hitchcock from the University of British Columbia said progesterone could be effective as an alternative to estrogen-based therapy, which is linked to a higher risk of cancer and stroke.

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