Hormone Therapy and Stroke Risk: Reviewing the Evidence

Cheryl D Bushnell and Larry B Goldstein
Duke University Medical Center and VA Medical Center, Durham, NC, USA

As the incidence of stroke increases substantially after menopause, it has been postulated that higher estrogen levels protect premenopausal women against stroke, with postmenopausal estrogen depletion resulting in a delayed increase in stroke risk compared with men.
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