La prevenzione del rischio cardiovascolare nella donna in menopausa: Ruolo degli ormoni ovarici

Translated title of the contribution: Prevention of cardiovascular risk in post-menopausal women: The role of ovarian hormones

Giuseppe M C Rosano, Filippo Leonardo, Stefania Ricci, Giovan Battista Serra, Sergio L. Chierchia

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Abstract

Women receiving estrogen replacement therapy after menopause have a reduced risk of cardiovascular and cerebrovascular mortality when compared to untreated controls. Estrogens are thought to protect women primarily through an effect on lipid metabolism. However estrogen-induced increase of HDL-cholesterol and decrease of total and LDL-cholesterol appear to account only in part for the protective effect of ovarian hormones. Direct effects of estrogens on the arterial wall appear to contribute to the over-all cardiovascular benefits.

Translated title of the contributionPrevention of cardiovascular risk in post-menopausal women: The role of ovarian hormones
Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)199-202
Number of pages4
JournalAnnali dell'Istituto Superiore di Sanita
Volume33
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1997

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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