n South African Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology - HRT today : editorial

Volume 12, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 0038-2329
  • E-ISSN: 2078-5135



Extracted from text ... 12 SAJOG March 2006, Vol. 12, No. 1 HRT today EDITORIAL The Woman's Health Initiative of July 2002 concluded that the overall health risks of long-term use of combined oestrogen and progesterone replacement therapy exceeded the benefits. This was a study performed on women in their middle sixties who were obese by World Health Organization standards, were unfit and had significant medical problems. The cohort of women under age 55 represented less than 10% of the women in the study. Based on this study of overweight, unfit women conclusions have been made that have created chaos in doctors' offices and ..

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