Published in Medical Letter on the CDC and FDA, March 28th, 2004
Women who took estrogen alone after menopause had a significantly increased risk of stroke, and possibly a higher risk of dementia too, the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) announced March 2, 2004.
That doesn't mean that women who just started using estrogen to relieve menopausal symptoms like hot flashes should panic, cautioned Barbara Alving, MD, director of the NIH's Women's Health Initiative.
"This isn't an...
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