Immune effects of hormone replacement therapy in post-menopausal women.

  title={Immune effects of hormone replacement therapy in post-menopausal women.},
  author={Verna R Porter and Gail A Greendale and Miriam Schocken and Xiao-yu Zhu and Rita B. Effros},
  journal={Experimental gerontology},
  volume={36 2},
Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) confers many health benefits to post-menopausal women. Despite links between estrogen and immune function prior to menopause, the immune status of women receiving HRT has not been rigorously investigated. This case-control study uses clinical laboratory assessment, flow cytometry, and functional assays to measure immune function. Participants included 27 post-menopausal women taking estrogen/progestin combinations, and 22 post-menopausal women not receiving HRT… CONTINUE READING

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