Hormone patches, gels safer than combo pills, study says

09/30/2008 | USA Today

Danish women ages 51 to 69 who received hormones through patches or gels from 1995 to 2001 had a lower risk of heart attack compared with those who took estrogen-plus-progestin pills, researchers reported. The finding indicates that taking estrogen daily but limiting progestin to specific days of the month is less likely to cause heart problems than taking both every day.

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