Hormone replacement therapy and symptomatic gallstones - a prospective population study in the EPIC-Norfolk cohort

Andrew R Hart, Robert Luben, Ailsa Welch, Sheila Bingham, Kay-Tee Khaw

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Abstract

Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) may increase the risk of symptomatic gallstones, but this association has not been investigated in a prospective study in a European population. The aim of the study was to investigate the relationship between HRT and the development of symptomatic gallstones in a free-living population.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4-9
Number of pages6
JournalDigestion
Volume77
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2008

Keywords

  • Aged
  • England
  • Estrogen Replacement Therapy
  • Female
  • Gallstones
  • Humans
  • Middle Aged
  • Odds Ratio
  • Prospective Studies
  • Risk Assessment

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