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Benefits and risks of hormone replacement therapy 

Benefits and risks of hormone replacement therapy
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Benefits and risks of hormone replacement therapy
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J.C. Stevenson

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199204854.003.1420
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date: 19 November 2017

Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) comprises oestrogen with or without progestogen.

Benefits—HRT is the most effective treatment for the relief of menopausal symptoms and for the primary prevention of postmenopausal osteoporosis. There are also possible benefits for coronary heart disease, colorectal cancer, and neurocognitive function, but these are yet to be established....

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