The National Institutes of Health: Women's Health Initiative (WHI)

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Established in 1991, this 15-year clinical study focuses on the effects of hormone replacement therapy (HRT), diet, and calcium and vitamin D supplements on heart disease, breast and colorectal cancer, and osteoporosis in postmenopausal women. This Web site provides an overview on the program, plus updates and mid-study observations. It includes discussions of the decisions to stop early the estrogen-plus-progestin and estrogen-alone postmenopausal hormone therapy trials.

National Institutes of Health (NIH)



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