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HRT may protect against peripheral vascular disease

BMJ 2000; 321 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.321.7263.723/a (Published 23 September 2000) Cite this as: BMJ 2000;321:723
  1. Deborah Josefson
  1. San Francisco

    Postmenopausal women using hormone replacement therapy have a lower incidence of peripheral vascular disease than those not using it, according to a new Dutch study (Archives of Internal Medicine 2000;160:2498-502). The study results suggest that hormone replacement therapy may protect against atherosclerosis.

    Drs Iris Westendorp and Jacqueline Witteman, epidemiologists at Erasmus University Medical School in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, led a multicentre team that reviewed data collected on 2569 postmenopausal women enrolled in the Rotterdam study. The Rotterdam study is a population based, prospective, follow up study that was designed to assess the …

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