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Hormone replacement promises no cognitive fountain of youth
In the 11 years that researchers, physicians and womens' health advocates have been skirmishing over the benefits and risks of hormone replacement therapy, one hope had proved tantalizingly persistent: that newly menopausal women who used the therapy might gain some cognitive edge over those who did not, and perhaps lower their longer-term risk of dementia. A new study suggests that benefit may be more wish than reality.
By Melissa Healy
June 24, 2013