US estrogen plus progestin HRT trial stopped due to increased risk of breast cancer, stroke and heart attack

Sibbald, Barbara
August 2002
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;8/6/2002, Vol. 167 Issue 3, p294
Academic Journal
Reports that a U.S. trial of the risks and benefits of combined estrogen and progestin in healthy menopausal women has been stopped because long-term use increases the risk of breast cancer, stroke, and heart attacks. Benefits of the hormone therapy, including fewer hip fractures; Details of the study which compared hormone therapy to placebo.


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