HRT may protect against peripheral vascular diseaseBMJ 2000; 321 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.321.7263.723/a (Published 23 September 2000) Cite this as: BMJ 2000;321:723
- Deborah Josefson
- 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 …