For years now drug companies have been including some progestin with the HRT and BCP (birth control pill) product in an attempt at preventing the substantial cancer risk caused by estrogen alone. (See section on why progestins are used to counter estrogen.) The January 26, 2000 issue of JAMA (Journal of the American Medical Association) published the study "Menopausal Estrogen and Estrogen-Progestin Replacement Therapy and Breast Cancer Risk" which shows that women on HRT (estrogen and progestin) have a higher risk of breast cancer than women on estrogen alone, ERT! Compared to no hormone use, ERT increases the risk of breast cancer by 1% per year, HRT increases the risk by 8% per year. This means a women on conventional HRT for 5 years has a 40% increased risk of breast cancer!! Wow! Progestins apparently dominate the progesterone receptor sites preventing progesterone from performing its functions one of which is to slow breast cell proliferation (multiplication). Excellent studies done in 1989 and in 1995 reported the same findings. Its time to wake up and use real natural progesterone!!!
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