Letters HRT and cardiovascular events

The age hypothesis does not stand up to scrutiny

BMJ 2012; 345 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.e8149 (Published 03 December 2012) Cite this as: BMJ 2012;345:e8149
  1. Klim McPherson, visiting professor of public health epidemiology1
  1. 1New College, Oxford OX1 3BN, UK
  1. klim.mcpherson{at}new.ox.ac.uk

Schierbeck and colleagues suggested that “initiation of hormone replacement therapy in women early after menopause significantly reduces the risk of the combined endpoint of mortality, myocardial infarction, or heart failure.”1 They invoke …

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