In their November 2002 recommendations, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force confirmed that the risk of HRT outweigh its potential benefits.
The USPSTF recommends against the routine use of estrogen and progestin for the prevention of chronic conditions in postmenopausal women ; advising women to use HRT to treat symptoms of menopause for only short periods of time.
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Sources: Postmenopausal Hormone Replacement Therapy for Primary Prevention of Chronic Conditions: Recommendations and Rationale
U.S. Preventive Services Task Force, 19 Nov 2002.