We know that women who take estrogen after menopause have a lower risk of Heart Disease.

We also know that adding another hormone, Progestin, reduces the chance of cancer of the lining of the uterus that might be related to the estrogen.

But.... Does the Progestin interfere with the protection the heart gets from the Estrogen?

No, it does not interfere, according to a new study of thousands of women reported in the New England Journal of Medicine!!

The protective effect to the heart was still present by adding the second hormone.

It's good news to women everywhere.

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