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Story Updated: Oct 12, 2012

A brand new study is bound to re-ignite debate over whether hormone replacement therapy is safe for women to take to ward of the worst of menopause.

Women have shied away from HRT since the 2002 Women's Health Initiative study found elevated risks of breast cancer, heart disease and other health problems.

Now brand new research from Denmark contradicts those findings.

In the new study, just published in the British Medial Journal, women who took hormone replacement therapy for 10 years post-menopause had significantly reduced risk of death, heart attack and heart failure without an increased risk of stroke or cancer.

The study included 1-thousand and six women. 502 took hormone replacement. 504 did not. All were healthy, recently menopausal and between 45 and 58 years old.

After 10 years, 16 women died, suffered heart failure or a heart attack in the hormone treatment group, compared to 33 women in the non-treated group.

Since this study will spark new discussion, you should speak to your personal physician about whether hormone replacement therapy is right for you.

I'm Dr. Cindy Haines of HealthDay TV, with the news doctors are reading health news that matters to you.

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