Teresa M. Schaer, MD
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Schaer TM. Menopausal Hormone Therapy and Primary Prevention. Ann Intern Med. 2013;158:140-141. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-158-2-201301150-00021
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 2013;158(2):140-141.
TO THE EDITOR:
In reading Nelson and colleagues' review on menopausal hormone therapy (1), I was concerned to find that this “systematic review” was far from comprehensive. In particular, it did not include the many studies that show how the human, nonpharmacologically altered form of progesterone—sometimes referred to as “natural” or “bioidentical” progesterone—is beneficial for the treatment and prevention of many chronic conditions, including such neurologic disorders as dementia and stroke (2), cardiovascular disease, and osteoporosis (3), in addition to breast cancer (4, 5).
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