Differences in serum sex hormone and plasma lipid levels in Caucasian and African-American premenopausal women.

@article{LamonFava2005DifferencesIS,
  title={Differences in serum sex hormone and plasma lipid levels in Caucasian and African-American premenopausal women.},
  author={Stefania Lamon-Fava and Junaidah B. Barnett and Margo N. Woods and Christina McCormack and Judith McNamara and Esperance A. Schaefer and Christopher Longcope and B Ernard Rosner and SherwoodL. Gorbach},
  journal={The Journal of clinical endocrinology and metabolism},
  year={2005},
  volume={90 8},
  pages={
          4516-20
        }
}
CONTEXT Risk of coronary heart disease is higher in African-American than in Caucasian women. OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to evaluate the contribution of sex hormone levels, race, and measures of body fat to the variation in plasma lipid levels, a well-established risk factor for coronary heart disease. DESIGN This was a cross-sectional study. SETTING The study was conducted in the general community. STUDY PARTICIPANTS Sixty Caucasian and 117 African-American premenopausal women… CONTINUE READING
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