Decreased risk of fractures of the hip and lower forearm with postmenopausal use of estrogen.

@article{Weiss1980DecreasedRO,
  title={Decreased risk of fractures of the hip and lower forearm with postmenopausal use of estrogen.},
  author={Noel S Weiss and C L Ure and Joshua A Ballard and Amy R Williams and Janet R. Daling},
  journal={The New England journal of medicine},
  year={1980},
  volume={303 21},
  pages={1195-8}
}
We interviewed 327 women who had been 50 to 74 years of age when treated for fracture of the hip of lower forearm, to determine their use (or lack of use) of estrogen preparations. Their responses were compared with those in a random sample of 567 women who were of similar age and from the same region. The risk of fracture was 50 to 60 per cent lower in women who had used these drugs for six years or longer than in women who hadnot used them (95 per cent confidence interval of relative risk, 0… CONTINUE READING

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