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The Million Women Study Fact Sheet

By on Feb 6, 2015 in Allergies, blog, Cancer, Hormones, Labs, Plants, Uncategorized, Women | 0 comments

Here I will summarize the blog post below.  There is a study that was done with a million women in England and what has been concluded is that hormone replacement therapy (HRT) causes cancer.  It is conclusive; end of summary.  Feel free to read through the post below for more details.    The Million Women Study was a national study of women’s health involving around one million UK women aged 50 and over. It was a collaborative project between Cancer Research UK and the National Health Service Breast Screening Program, with additional funding from the Medical Research Council, which aims to answer many outstanding questions about the factors affecting women’s health in this age group. The main focus of the study relates to the effects of hormone replacement therapy use, but the large size of the study means that a very broad range of health issues can be addressed. What was the Million Women Study investigating? The Million Women Study investigated how various reproductive and lifestyle factors affect women’s health. In particular, the study looked at how hormone replacement therapy affects a woman’s breasts and other aspects of her health. Other factors that were investigated were diet, childbirth, breastfeeding, vitamin and mineral supplement use, oral contraceptive use and family history of illness. Who took part in the study? Women were invited to join the Million Women Study when they received their invitation to attend breast screening at one of 66 participating NHS Breast Screening Centers in the UK. At these centers, women received a study questionnaire with their invitation, which they were asked to complete and return at the time of screening. Around 70%of those attending the program returned questionnaires and agreed to take part in the study—this excellent response means that over 1 in 4 women in the UK in the target age group participated in the study. It also means that the Million Women Study is the largest stufy of its kind in the world. Who is involved in conducting the study? The Million Women Study is a nationwide study coordinated by experienced researchers based in Oxford. Funds for the study have been provided by Cancer Research UK, the National Health Service Breast Screening Program and Medical...

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