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How much is vertebral fracture risk reduction with using estrogen?

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Dr. Seth Zeidman
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In brief: Works - But

Because of its ability to decrease the risk of spine fractures in postmenopausal women, estrogen replacement therapy and et/ht has been used for osteoporosis.
Recent studies show that hormone replacement is associated with an increase in breast cancer, stroke and heart attack. As a result, the fda now advises patients to consider other treatments first.

In brief: Works - But

Because of its ability to decrease the risk of spine fractures in postmenopausal women, estrogen replacement therapy and et/ht has been used for osteoporosis.
Recent studies show that hormone replacement is associated with an increase in breast cancer, stroke and heart attack. As a result, the fda now advises patients to consider other treatments first.
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