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Divorcing Estrogen's Bright and Dark Sides

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Science  25 Oct 2002:
Vol. 298, Issue 5594, pp. 723-724
DOI: 10.1126/science.298.5594.723a

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A study on page 843 suggests that it might be possible to tease apart the various effects of estrogen, maintaining its benefits while reducing its risks. A synthetic hormone has been shown to boost bone strength in mice without affecting reproductive organs.