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Postmenopausal users of long-term hormonal replacement therapy: social-cultural features
Objective: To study of influence of social-cultural factors on the effects of long-term hormonal replacement therapy (HRT) in preventing cardiovascular disease and menopausal osteoporosis. Method: We examined, perspectively the social-cultural features of 394 postmenopausal women who attended the menopausal out-patient department and were eligible for long term HRT. Results: The HRT users were thinner and younger, with earlier menopause, physically more active, healthier, with more oophorectomies and with more professional work. Data shows that, as a whole, a greater number of healthy women are selected or selfselected for HRT. Conclusion: Evaluating the results of long-term HRT in preventing cardiovascular disease and menopausal osteoporosis, the social-cultural features of HRT users must be carefully considered before any mass preventive interventions.