Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Health Care Re-Runs and Hormones.

If one travels back to the 1970s they would find a lot of discussion on this very issue. Estrogen overload and BBL have been researched very intensively, but I guess these issues have a life-cycle of their own and they rise and fall like the tide. It may be just part of the grant producing cycle as well; if there haven't been reports, in say 20 years, maybe it is time to start a new wave of cash flow and reproduce the studies.

What about applying the findings from the old studies? In this case, perhaps a large number of women would have been saved from more experimentation.

If you refer to a recent article written by closed minded NYT write Jane Brody, you'll find her slamming vitamin B6. It just so happens that this vitamin is the very vitamin that - in high amounts - reversed this condition - without harm to anyone. Doctors seemed more open to vitamin therapy in those days, but now it is just drugs and their unknown consequences.

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Estrogen Linked to Benign Breast Lumps

WASHINGTON (AP) - Add another risk to hormone therapy after menopause: Benign breast lumps. One type of hormone therapy - estrogen plus progestin - already is well-known to increase the risk of breast cancer. But a major study of women able to use estrogen alone didn't find that link.

Tuesday, researchers reported a new wrinkle: Those estrogen-only users doubled their chances of getting non-cancerous breast lumps. That's a concern not only because of the extra biopsies and worry those lumps cause, but because a particular type - called benign proliferative breast disease - is suspected of being a first step toward developing cancer 10 years or so later.

About one in five women undergo a breast biopsy within a decade of starting annual mammograms, and most are of those abnormalities turn out to be benign. Yet under a microscope, there are different types, from simple fluid-filled cysts to what's called proliferative breast disease because it's made of growing cells.

The latest work, published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute, re-examines data from the landmark Women's Health Initiative that found a variety of health risks from long-term hormone therapy.

Only women who have undergone hysterectomies are able to use estrogen-only therapy, and the WHI originally included more than 10,000 of those women, who were given either estrogen or a dummy drug and tracked for about seven years.

Now, a team led by Dr. Tom Rohan of the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York has reviewed breast biopsies done on those women - and identified 232 cases of benign proliferative breast disease. Women given the estrogen-only therapy had twice the risk of developing these abnormalities compared with women given a placebo.

WHI participants are still being tracked, allowing scientists to eventually tell if the benign breast problems were a signal of more trouble to come, Rohan concluded.

Copyright Associated Press, 2008-04-08

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