[Sex hormones and metabolism of lipoproteins].


Endogenous sex hormone activity results in higher levels of VLDL, LDL, and apo B in males than in females, while HDL and particularly HDL2, and apo A1 levels are lower, apo A2 being reduced to a lesser degree. This sex-related difference appears progressively during puberty. There is increasing elevation of LDL cholesterol, apo B, and VLDL TG in women at… (More)