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 contribution||Prevention of cardiovascular risk in post-menopausal women: The role of ovarian hormones|
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Annali dell'Istituto Superiore di Sanita|
|Publication status||Published - 1997|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health