Sex Steroids and Lipoproteins

  • Valery T. Miller
  • John C. La Rosa


For women the use of exogenous sex steroids is taking on an importance beyond the areas of sexual development, contraception, fertility, and menopausal symptom relief. Appropriate use of estrogens and progestogens at different times in a woman’s life may have the potential to either accelerate or prevent atherosclerotic heart disease. 1,2 Because in women, as in men, heart disease is the number one cause of death, physicians caring for women must understand how sex steroids influence death and disability due to heart disease.3


Oral Contraceptive Ethinyl Estradiol High Density Lipoprotein Cholesterol Level Conjugate Equine Estrogen Unopposed Estrogen 
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  • John C. La Rosa

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