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Benefits and risks of hormone replacement therapy

J.C. Stevenson

in Oxford Textbook of Medicine

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Published in print May 2010 | ISBN: 9780199204854
Published online May 2010 | e-ISBN: 9780199570973 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780199204854.003.1420

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Benefits and risks of hormone replacement therapy

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Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) comprises oestrogen with or without progestogen.

Benefits—HRT is the most effective treatment for the relief of menopausal symptoms and for the primary prevention of postmenopausal osteoporosis. There are also possible benefits for coronary heart disease, colorectal cancer, and neurocognitive function, but these are yet to be established....

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Subjects: Obstetrics

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