Study: Women who have had hysterectomy should reconsider benefits of estrogen therapy

July 2013 -- Researchers at Yale University hope their estimates of what they call the unnecessary premature deaths of women over a 10-year period will jolt patients and their physicians to re-think their avoidance of estrogen hormone replacement therapy.

In an article published online Thursday in the American Journal of Public Health, the researchers project that the deathsof nearly 50,000 women who had a hysterectomy in their 50s and 60s could have been avoided by taking estrogen therapy. The deaths occurred between 2002 and 2011.

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