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Postmenopausal estrogen therapy-Class 3

Before age 45, CVD is rare in women.  After age 60 CVD is the leading cause of death.  The gap in CVD rates between men and women narrows after menopause (and oophorectomy)

After menopause, LDL rises, HDL falls, insulin resistance increases, vascular function decline and there are adverse changes in coagulation

Physiological effects of supplemental are consistent with a cardio-protective effect

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