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Progesterone's role in cardiac protection revealed

BMJ 1997; 315 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.315.7111.763g (Published 27 September 1997) Cite this as: BMJ 1997;315:763
  1. Janice Hopkins-Tanne
  1. New York

    The progesterone component of combined hormone replacement therapy has important cardiac benefits that complement those of oestrogen, according to a new study in Nature Medicine.

    Until last year progesterone was thought to be important only in reducing the risk of endometrial cancer from unopposed oestrogen use. Then Dr …

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