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Jerome Burne and Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement Therapy: Part 3

Jerome Burne and Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement Therapy: Parts 1 and 2 covered some difficulties with Kent Holtorf’s review article, Are Bioidentical Hormones (Estradiol, Estriol, and Progesterone) Safer or More Efficacious than Commonly Used Synthetic Versions in Hormone Replacement Therapy?, relating to a potential conflict of interest (despite a statement to the contrary) and the completeness and quality of the review. For this final examination of Jerome Burne’s Should middle-aged women be taking natural HRT?, we focus on a paper for which we had to guess the identity: Unequal risks for breast cancer associated with different hormone replacement therapies: results from the E3N cohort study. (Again, This Really Is Not Good Enough or TRINGE.) Continue reading


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HolfordWatch Welcomes Epi Wonk to the Blogosphere

OK, so HolfordWatch took a while to notice Epi Wonk and then we only did because Orac posted about it but we would like to say a belated Hello to Epi Wonk.

Epi Wonk is a retired epidemiologist and she

will concentrate more than anything else on reporting medical news, especially epidemiological studies, in a clear manner. Epi Wonk will show that mainstream news reporting of epidemiological studies is often misleading.

Epi Wonk is tantalising us with the prospect of a 5-parter on the latest lamentable paper by the Geiers – she is the researcher of HolfordWatch’s dreams. Continue reading

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