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Perspect Biol Med. 2006 Winter;49(1):115-30.

Gynecologists and estrogen: an affair of the heart.

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Department of Physiology and Biophysics, Georgetown University School of Medicine, Box 571460, Washington, DC 20057-1460, USA. ajf29@georgetown.edu

Abstract

Although definitive studies have shown that hormone therapy in menopausal women has no overall or cardiovascular health benefit, obstetrician-gynecologists continue to believe that estrogen benefits women's health. This mistaken belief may stem from cultural factors unique to obstetrics and gynecology, as well as from the dependence of physicians on pharmaceutical companies for the provision and interpretation of scientific information.

PMID:
16489281
DOI:
10.1353/pbm.2006.0006
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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