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Actress Suzanne Somers touts bio-identical hormones as “an amazing alternative to conventional replacement therapy.” But is there evidence that they’re safer and more effective than FDA-approved hormones, as she claims?
No, says women’s health researcher JoAnn E. Manson. In fact, some of them may be riskier, she adds.
Manson is professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School, professor of epidemiology at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, and Chief of the Division of Preventive Medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital.