CEE alone increases stroke risk in post-menopausal women

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Findings from a newly released Women's Health Initiative (WHI) study suggest that conjugated equine estrogen (CEE) alone should not be used for chronic disease prevention, specifically coronary heart disease (CHD), in postmenopausal women. The study, published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, found that CEE increased the risk of stroke by 39% and offered no protection against heart disease.

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