11/02/2012 01:03 pm ET Updated Nov 02, 2012

The Benefits of HRT -- Without The Risk

An anti-seizure drug may now have another use: as a non-hormonal alternative to hormone replacement therapy, researchers have found.

A study conducted at the University of Virginia analyzed the effect of the drug, gabapentin, on 600 postmenopausal women who had moderate to severe hot flashes. Researchers found that those who used extended-relief gabapentin significantly reduced their hot flashes when compared with subjects who were given a placebo.

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