The women's health initiative: Implications for clinicians

Linda Van Horn, Jo Ann E. Manson*

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The Women's Health Initiative (WHI), the largest and longest randomized controlled study to date of the effect of dietary change on disease outcomes in postmenopausal women, failed to show that a low-fat diet prevents breast cancer, colon cancer, or cardiovascular disease. However, as the authors point out, the WHI Extension Study provides opportunities to assess whether nearly significant differences in breast cancer rates at 8 ears become significant after 10 years of follow-up.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)385-390
Number of pages6
JournalCleveland Clinic journal of medicine
Issue number5
StatePublished - May 2008

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Medicine


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