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Long-Term Analysis of Postmenopausal Estrogen Use Finds no Increased Mortality

Stockwell, Serena

AJN The American Journal of Nursing: December 2017 - Volume 117 - Issue 12 - p 55
doi: 10.1097/01.NAJ.0000527489.86492.e8
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According to this study:

  • Among postmenopausal women in the Women's Health Initiative studies, use of estrogen plus progesterone for five-and-a-half years, or estrogen alone for seven years, did not increase the risk of dying after 18 years of follow-up.
  • All-cause mortality rates were essentially the same: 27.1% among women receiving hormone therapy and 27.6% among those receiving placebo, with no differences across age groups.
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