Women's Health Initiative


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Women's Health Initiative

A 15-yr, $628 million project involving
1. An observational study of the health habits and medical Hx of ±100,000 ♀.
2. A randomized controlled clinical trial of HRT in ±65,500 postmenopausal ♀ between age 50–79.
3. A prevention study to improve healthy behaviors in ♀ of all ethnic and socioeconomic backgrounds ☎ 1.800.54-WOMEN.

Women's Health Initiative

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WHI

A 15-year study of the most common causes of death and disability in postmenopausal women. Website: http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/whi/background.htm.
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Hormone replacement therapy: findings of women's health initiative trial need not alarm users.
Conjugated equine estrogen and breast cancer incidence and mortality in postmenopausal women with hysterectomy: extended follow-up of the Women's Health Initiative randomized placebo-controlled trial.
Before the Women's Health Initiative report, roughly 30% of American women over age 50 were on HT.
Scientists said the Women's Health Initiative (WHI) study in 2002 mainly tested women in their 60s and 70s who were least likely to benefit from HRT.
A So far, results from the Women's Health Initiative find that estrogen, either alone or with progestin, helps decrease the risk of hip fracture and other osteoporotic fractures in women.
National Institutes of Health prematurely ended one arm of the Women's Health Initiative Trial (WHI).
The findings all stem from the Women's Health Initiative, a nationwide study that began in the early 1990s and enrolled more than 27,000 women in its hormone-replacement component.
(1.) Roussouw JE, Anderson GL, Prentice RL, et al; Writing Group for the Women's Health Initiative Investigators.
When proponents of menopause HT talk about the huge number of women who quit taking HT after the Women's Health Initiative results were announced in 2002, they often say women are "confused" about HT.
The announcement that the Women's Health Initiative had been prematurely halted because of safety considerations led within the following 6 months to a well-documented roughly 50% reduction in the number of women in the United States using HT--and that's the most plausible explanation for the subsequent national drop in breast cancer incidence, according to Dr.
DALLAS -- Daily aspirin therapy in postmenopausal women with stable cardiovascular disease was associated with a 25% reduction in the risk of cardiovascular mortality in the Women's Health Initiative Observational Study.
Soon after the Women's Health Initiative results were announced in July 2002, several of my patients came to me anxious for some kind of non-hormonal therapy to help with their hot flashes.

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