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Does BSO status affect health outcomes for women taking estrogen for menopause?

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OBG Management: Did taking estrogen therapy prior to trial enrollment make a difference when it came to study outcomes?

Dr. Manson: We found minimal if any effect in our analyses. In fact, even the women who did not have prior (pre-randomization) use of estrogen therapy tended to do well on estrogen-alone therapy if they were younger than age 60. This was particularly true for the women who had BSO. Even if they had not used estrogen previously, and they were many years past the BSO, they still did well on estrogen therapy if they were below age 60.

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