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Hormone Replacement Therapy Reduces Bad Cholesterol, Lipoprotein (a)

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March 19, 1998
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Hormone replacement therapy may help reduce a woman's risk of heart attack, by lowering blood levels of the most potentially destructive form of cholesterol, according to a study in today's Circulation: Journal of the American Heart Association.

DALLAS, March 17 -- Hormone replacement therapy may help reduce a woman's risk of heart attack, by lowering blood levels of the most potentially destructive form of cholesterol, according to a study in today's Circulation: Journal of the American Heart Association. Blood levels of lipoprotein (a), abbreviated Lp (a), dropped by 17 to 23 percent. The reduction was dependent upon the type of hormone replacement therapy.


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