Baseline serum estradiol and fracture reduction during treatment with hormone therapy: the Women's Health Initiative randomized trial.

Publication Type:

Journal Article

Source:

Osteoporosis international : a journal established as result of cooperation between the European Foundation for Osteoporosis and the National Osteoporosis Foundation of the USA, Volume 21, Issue 1, p.167-77 (2010)

Keywords:

2010, Aged, Biological Markers, Center-Authored Paper, Epidemiologic Methods, estradiol, Estrogen Replacement Therapy, Female, Hip Fractures, Humans, Hysterectomy, Middle Aged, Osteoporosis, Postmenopausal, Osteoporotic Fractures, Public Health Sciences Division, Sex Hormone-Binding Globulin, Treatment Outcome

Abstract:

The purpose of the study was to test the hypothesis that the reduction in fractures with hormone therapy (HT) is greater in women with lower estradiol levels.