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Details on hormone replacement therapy
  1. Felice L Gersh1,
  2. Carl J Lavie2
  1. 1College of Medicine, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona, USA
  2. 2Cardiology, John Ochsner Heart and Vascular Institute, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
  1. Correspondence to Dr Carl J Lavie, Cardiology, John Ochsner Heart and Vascular Institute, New Orleans, LA 70121, USA; clavie{at}ochsner.org

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The Authors’ reply:

We greatly appreciate the interest in our editorial1 from Scarabin and colleagues. We find it encouraging that voices from around the world are enthusiastically endorsing the appropriate use of human-identical hormones while also displaying a deep understanding of the physiological impacts that differentiate the substances used in the Women’s Health Initiative study from hormones that naturally exist in a female body. As our French colleagues noted, we emphasised the importance of using physiological human-identical transdermal estradiol, combined with natural progesterone. We also referenced the …

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  • Contributors Both FG and CL contributed equally to this response.

  • Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Patient and public involvement Patients and/or the public were not involved in the design, or conduct, or reporting, or dissemination plans of this research.

  • Patient consent for publication Not required.

  • Provenance and peer review Commissioned; internally peer reviewed.

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