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Letters Hormone replacement therapy

Hormone replacement therapy provides no overall benefit on quality of life

BMJ 2012; 344 doi: (Published 14 March 2012) Cite this as: BMJ 2012;344:e1785
  1. Jim G Thornton, professor of obstetrics and gynaecology1
  1. 1University of Nottingham, Nottingham, UK
  1. jim.thornton{at}

The claim of a dramatic reduction in hot flushes fails to mention that symptoms recur when hormone replacement therapy (HRT) is stopped and that the largest trial (Women’s Health Initiative) showed no benefit on quality of life.1

The graphs seem to have been …

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