Estrogen-Only Study Produces Mixed Results; Hormone Helps Menopausal Symptoms, But Raises Stroke Risk

The latest analysis of data from the Women's Health Initiative (WHI) shows that estrogen replacement therapy after menopause doesn't improve long-term health. While it decreases the risk of fractures, it increases the risk of stroke. Also, the treatment has no significant effect on coronary heart disease or death from all causes, according to the new report.

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