[Prevention of cardiovascular risk in menopause women: role of ovarian hormones].

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… (More)

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