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Study Finds No Heart Disease Benefit, Increased Stroke Risk With Estrogen Alone

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April 14, 2004
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A large, multi-center heart disease prevention study, part of the Women’s Health Initiative (WHI), found that estrogen-alone hormone therapy had no effect on coronary heart disease risk but increased the risk of stroke for postmenopausal women.

A large, multi-center heart disease prevention study, part of the Women’s Health Initiative (WHI), found that estrogen-alone hormone therapy had no effect on coronary heart disease risk but increased the risk of stroke for postmenopausal women. The study also found that estrogen-alone therapy significantly increased the risk of deep vein thrombosis, had no significant effect on the risk of breast or colorectal cancer, and reduced the risk of hip and other fractures.


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NIH/National Heart, Lung, And Blood Institute. (2004, April 14). Study Finds No Heart Disease Benefit, Increased Stroke Risk With Estrogen Alone. ScienceDaily. Retrieved April 19, 2014 from www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2004/04/040414010532.htm
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