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Endogenous sex hormones and cardiovascular disease in postmenopausal women

BMJ 1996; 312 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.312.7033.777 (Published 23 March 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;312:777

Other sources of variability should have been taken into account

  1. Paola Muti,
  2. Maurizio Trevisan
  1. Assistant professor Professor Department of Social and Preventive Medicine, State University of New York at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY, USA

    EDITOR,—Elizabeth Barret-Connor and Deborah Goodman-Gruen did not find any association between endogenous sex hormones and the risk of death from cardiovascular and ischaemic heart disease in a cohort study of 651 postmenopausal women living in Rancho Bernardo, California.1 To study this association the authors measured serum concentrations of androstenedione, total and bioavailable testosterone, oestrone, and total and bioavailable oestradiol in specimens collected at the baseline and stored at -70°C …

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