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  • Hormone therapy combination may benefit health without increasing cancer risk

    A team led by food science and human nutrition professor Zeynep Madak-Erdogan found that treating ovariectomized mice with a combination of conjugated estrogens and the drug bazedoxifene improved metabolism and prevented the weight gain often associated with low estrogen levels without posing increased risk to their reproductive tissues.

    A team led by food science and human nutrition professor Zeynep Madak-Erdogan found that treating ovariectomized mice with a combination of conjugated estrogens and the drug bazedoxifene improved metabolism and prevented the weight gain often associated with low estrogen levels without posing increased risk to their reproductive tissues.

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  • Editor’s notes: To reach Zeynep Madak-Erdogan, call 217-300-9063; email zmadake2@illinois.edu.

    The paper “Bazedoxifene and conjugated estrogen combination maintains metabolic homeostasis and benefits liver health” is available from PLOS One or the News Bureau.