Comparison of the effects of conjugated estrogen treatment on blood lipid and lipoprotein levels when initiated in the first or fifth postmenopausal year

Aygen E., Karakucuk E., Basbug M.

GYNECOLOGICAL ENDOCRINOLOGY, vol.13, no.2, pp.118-122, 1999 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 13 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 1999
  • Doi Number: 10.3109/09513599909167543
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.118-122
  • Istanbul Technical University Affiliated: No


Although estrogen replacement therapy (ERT) is known to be protective against the development of cardiovascular disease in patients with surgical menopause, the effects of ERT on blood lipids when started late after the operation is not yet clear. In this prospective study, blood lipid and lipoprotein levels were measured within a 2 year period, in Group I (n = 28 patients) and in Group II (n = 21 patients), who had total abdominal hysterectomy and bilateral salphingo-oophorectomy 10-16 or 55-65 months ago, respectively. Each patient received 0.625 mg conjugated equine estrogen once daily.