Journal article

What Happens After Menopause? (WHAM): A prospective controlled study of cardiovascular and metabolic risk 12 months after premenopausal risk-reducing bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy.

Martha Hickey, Katrina M Moss, Gita D Mishra, Efrosinia O Krejany, Susan M Domchek, John D Wark, Alison Trainer, Robert A Wild

Gynecologic Oncology | Published : 2021


OBJECTIVE: To prospectively measure cardiometabolic risk 12 months after premenopausal risk-reducing bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy (RRBSO) compared to a similar age comparison group, and the effects of Hormone Therapy (HT) on cardiometabolic risk. METHODS: Prospective observational study of 95 premenopausal women planning RRBSO and 99 comparisons who retained their ovaries. At baseline and 12 months, blood pressure (BP), Body Mass Index (BMI), waist and hip circumference, fasting total, HDL and LDL cholesterol, triglycerides, high-sensitivity C-reactive protein, glucose and insulin were measured and HOMA-IR was calculated. Chi-square tests, t-tests and adjusted logistic regression models w..

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