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Heart Health

10 June 2011

Oestrogen levels may predict heart disease

In older women, higher levels of endogenous oestrogen at baseline predicted a lower risk of heart disease in the Women's Health Initiative trials, a new analysis shows.

In older women, higher levels of endogenous oestrogen at baseline predicted a lower risk of heart disease in the Women's Health Initiative trials, a new analysis shows.

The oestrogen-plus-progestin trial randomised 16,608 women to take either oestrogen plus medroxyprogesterone acetate, or a placebo, and tracked them for more than five years.

 

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