A study suggests a non-hormonal treatment works as well as hormone therapy in reducing hot flashes and night sweats associated with menopause.
Researchers at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston compared the effects of a low-dose estrogen pill to a non-hormonal medication on more than 300 women with hot flashes.
The medicines were comparable in reducing the number of night sweats and hot flashes.
Both worked better than a placebo.
Other studies have linked hormone therapy to heart disease and breast cancer in some women.