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Hormone Replacement Therapy and Cardiovascular Disease: The Current Status of Research and Practice

BMJ 2002; 324 doi: (Published 23 February 2002) Cite this as: BMJ 2002;324:490
  1. Isobel D Walker, consultant haematologist
  1. Glasgow Royal Infirmary

    Ed A R Genazzani

    Parthenon, £51.99/$77.95, pp 200

    ISBN 1 84214 038 8

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    Some years ago I listened to a lecture in which the speaker vigorously defended her hypothesis that oestrogen deficiency was no more acceptable than insulin or thyroid hormone deficiency. This was in the heady days when we believed, or wished to believe, that the use of female hormone replacement therapy (HRT) would confer major benefits, with limited risks. Over the past four …

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