Estrogen Therapy Benefits, Harms Tied to Age, Ovary Status
Menopausal estrogen-only therapy appears to lower risk of mortality significantly without harmful side effects among women treated in their 50s who had a hysterectomy and their ovaries removed, according to long-term follow-up from a study conducted at 40 US centers.Results from the randomized, double-blind Womens Health Initiative (WHI) Estrogen-Alone Trial, published online in the Annals of Internal Medicine, followed 9939 women ages 50 to 79 years for an average 18 years. The mortality benefits of conjugated equine estroge
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