Association of the length of oestrogen exposure with risk of incident stroke in postmenopausal women: Insights from a 20-year prospective study.
Shiva Raj Mishra, Michael Waller, Hsin-Fang Chung, Gita D Mishra
International Journal of Cardiology | Published : 2021
BACKGROUND: To examine the relationship between the length of oestrogen exposure and risk of incident stroke. Also, the additive value of each model was compared for assessing oestrogen exposure and stroke risk in postmenopausal women. STUDY DESIGN AND SETTING: Prospective study of 5632 post-menopausal women without a prior history of stroke from 1996 through 2016 in Australian Longitudinal Study on Women's Health. Data on surrogate measures of oestrogen exposure were used to derive five indices of oestrogen exposure including reproductive lifespan (RLS) (age at menopause-age at menarche), endogenous oestrogen and total oestrogen exposure (which included menopausal hormone therapy (MHT use))..View full abstract