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Second long term HRT trial stopped early

BMJ 2002; 325 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.325.7371.987 (Published 02 November 2002) Cite this as: BMJ 2002;325:987
  1. Caroline White
  1. London

    A second trial looking into the long term effects of hormone replacement therapy (HRT) has been stopped early.

    The UK Medical Research Council (MRC) announced last week that a decision had been taken to halt the women's international study of long duration oestrogen after menopause (WISDOM) for “scientific and practical reasons.” The trial, which has cost £10m ($15.5m; €15.9m), was due to be completed in 2016.

    WISDOM was investigating the long term effects of oestrogen combined with progestogen and of oestrogen alone on the …

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