It appears that hormone replacement therapy might be more dangerous than thought for older women with diabetes. Doctors studied 423 postmenopausal women who had atherosclerosis. The women who had abnormal glucose tolerance (diabetes or prediabetes) and who took hormones showed changes in their blood that suggested a higher risk of heart disease. The study was based on an analysis of the results of the Women’s Health Initiative.
In another report from Yale University, doctors said younger women just entering menopause might be at risk for developing heart disease from the treatment.