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 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 13 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 1999
  • Doi Number: 10.3109/09513599909167543
  • Title of Journal : GYNECOLOGICAL ENDOCRINOLOGY
  • Page Numbers: pp.118-122

Abstract

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.