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USPSTF weighs in on postmenopausal hormone therapy to prevent chronic conditions

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The US Preventive Services Task Force recommends against the use of estrogen, alone or combined with progestin, to prevent chronic conditions in asymptomatic postmenopausal women. Here’s why.


 

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US Preventive Services Task Force. Final Recommendation Statement: Hormone Therapy in Postmenopausal Women: Primary Prevention of Chronic Conditions. Available at: https://www.uspreventiveservicestaskforce.org/Page/Document/RecommendationStatementFinal/menopausal-hormone-therapy-preventive-medication1. Accessed January 5, 2018.

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