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What are the benefits of estrogen-replacement therapy (ERT)?

In addition to protecting bone density and protecting against osteoporosis and bone fractures, ERT has added benefits. It can lower the risk of heart attack and other cardiovascular disease by 40 percent. Other studies suggest it also may help stave off Alzheimer’s disease. 
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