Cigarette smoking, androgen levels, and hot flushes in midlife women.

OBJECTIVE To test the hypothesis that cigarette smoking is associated with hot flushes through a mechanism involving androgen levels, progesterone levels, sex hormone-binding globulin levels, or the ratio of androgens to estrogens. METHODS Women with and without hot flushes were recruited from Baltimore, Maryland, and the surrounding counties. Women were… CONTINUE READING
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