Postmenopausal hormone therapy: less favourable risk-benefit ratios in healthy Dutch women.

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OBJECTIVES To estimate the health effects of postmenopausal hormone therapy used for 10 or 20 years in a population of intermediate cardiovascular risk. DESIGN Using existing estimates of the effect of hormone therapy on rates of myocardial infarction, hip fracture and breast cancer, a proportional multistage life table was generated to calculate the… (More)

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