New Study Credits Exercise with Reducing Stroke Risk from Hormone Replacement Therapy

Exercise may reduce some of the increased risk of hormone therapy, according to researchers.

Data analysis from the California Teachers Study indicates women being treated with hormones had a 42% increased risk of stroke, however that number dropped to a 30% greater risk if they exercised at least 3.5 hours per week, according to Sophia Wang, PhD, of the Beckman Research Institute at the City of Hope in Duarte, Calif., and colleagues.

According to their findings at the American Stroke Association’s International Stroke Conference in San Diego.

Wang and colleagues looked at data on 133,479 women enrolled in the California Teachers Study between 1995 and 2010.

Full story: http://www.medpagetoday.com/Endocrinology/Menopause/44295

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