The summary below is from the full reports titled “Postmenopausal Hormone Replacement Therapy for Primary Prevention of Chronic Conditions: Recommendations and Rationale” and “Postmenopausal Hormone Replacement Therapy and the Primary Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease.” The first report is in the 19 November 2002 issue of Annals of Internal Medicine (volume 137, pages 834-839), and the second report is in the 20 August 2002 issue (volume 137, pages 273-284). The first report was written by the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force; the second report was written by LL Humphrey, BKS Chan, and HC Sox. The complete USPSTF recommendation and rationale statement and the complete information on which this statement is based are available at www.preventiveservices.ahrq.gov.
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Postmenopausal Hormone Replacement Therapy To Prevent Chronic Conditions: Recommendations from the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. Ann Intern Med. ;137:I–48. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-137-4-200208200-00034
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