Effects of continuous levonorgestrel treatment (subcutaneous capsules) on the lipoprotein and carbohydrate metabolism in fertile women.


The lipoprotein and carbohydrate metabolism was studied during contraceptive treatment with levonorgestrel, released at a low rate (70 micrograms/day) from subcutaneous capsules, in five women who were treated for 180-403 days. The serum cholesterol concentration decreased slightly but significantly during treatment. This was attributable to a tendency to a… (More)


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