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Letters Premature menopause

Article’s recommendation of HRT is highly questionable

BMJ 2008; 336 doi: (Published 08 May 2008) Cite this as: BMJ 2008;336:1033
  1. Mark D Lewars, consultant radiologist
  1. 1Southend Breast Unit, Southend University Hospital NHS Trust, Essex SS0 0RY
  1. mark.lewars{at}

I thought we had laid to rest the myth that hormone replacement therapy (HRT) has a beneficial effect on cardiovascular disease. The American women’s health initiative study, published in 2002,1 which was stopped short because combined HRT increased …

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