For over a decade, many post-menopausal women have
considered hormone replacement therapy the best
way to combat some of the more dangerous effects
of growing old. But a new report indicates that
estrogen replacement may not be effective in preventing
problems like heart disease, Alzheimer's and fractures.
Dr. Deborah Grady of the University of California,
San Francisco, says there are many reasons why estrogen
therapy should not be prescribed for prevention.
Narrator: For Science Today, I'm Larissa Branin.