Transdermal estradiol in menopausal women depresses interleukin-6 without affecting other markers of immune response.

OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to analyze the effect of transdermal estradiol replacement therapy (HRT) on immune function in menopausal women. STUDY DESIGN A prospective comparative study was carried out in 30 women, aged 48-55 years, who were divided into two groups; 20 of them received transdermal estradiol 50 microg/day during 3 months and 10 who… CONTINUE READING