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What were the results of the women's health initiative study?

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Dr. Marsha Davis
Internal Medicine
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In brief: Difficult question

Was a biased study with avg age of 63 and lots of smokers and heart disease.
No surprise there were more cardiovascular events in the first year! evened out in second year. Study was stopped too early( pushed by the drug co. That sell drugs for osteoporosis , one of main benefits of hrt) to really know if there is any increased breast cancer risk at all. Everything reads.

In brief: Difficult question

Was a biased study with avg age of 63 and lots of smokers and heart disease.
No surprise there were more cardiovascular events in the first year! evened out in second year. Study was stopped too early( pushed by the drug co. That sell drugs for osteoporosis , one of main benefits of hrt) to really know if there is any increased breast cancer risk at all. Everything reads.
Dr. Marsha Davis
Dr. Marsha Davis
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Dr. Michael Thompson
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology

In brief: Big question

4 different randomized interventions - see http://en.
Wikipedia.Org/wiki/women's_health_initiative. One major result is that hormone replacement therapy (hrt) is not routinely recommended. Hrt use had decreased which may be related to a decrease in breast cancer. Other substudies are ongoing...

In brief: Big question

4 different randomized interventions - see http://en.
Wikipedia.Org/wiki/women's_health_initiative. One major result is that hormone replacement therapy (hrt) is not routinely recommended. Hrt use had decreased which may be related to a decrease in breast cancer. Other substudies are ongoing...
Dr. Michael Thompson
Dr. Michael Thompson
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