Estrogen replacement and cardiovascular disease: Serum lipids and blood pressure effects

@article{Hazzard1989EstrogenRA,
  title={Estrogen replacement and cardiovascular disease: Serum lipids and blood pressure effects},
  author={William R. Hazzard},
  journal={American journal of obstetrics and gynecology},
  year={1989},
  volume={161 6 Pt 2},
  pages={
          1847-53
        }
}
Coronary heart disease, a major cause of morbidity and death, is the leading cause of death in older women, with an incidence that approaches that in men of comparable age. Estrogen favorably alters lipid metabolism and should therefore diminish the risk for coronary heart disease in estrogen users. Epidemiologic data from case-control and prospective cohort studies have suggested that estrogen use may confer protection from cardiovascular disease and decrease all-cause mortality rates in… CONTINUE READING
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