Effects of oral contraceptive steroids on aortic collagen, elastin and cholesterol levels in iron-deficient rats.

@article{Seyama1988EffectsOO,
  title={Effects of oral contraceptive steroids on aortic collagen, elastin and cholesterol levels in iron-deficient rats.},
  author={Yoshiyuki Seyama and Kunio Suzuki and Senri Hirakawa and Yusuke Kanke},
  journal={International journal for vitamin and nutrition research. Internationale Zeitschrift fur Vitamin- und Ernahrungsforschung. Journal international de vitaminologie et de nutrition},
  year={1988},
  volume={58 2},
  pages={231-5}
}
The effects of oral contraceptive steroids (OCS) and/or Fe deficiency on aortic collagen, elastin and cholesterol levels in female rats were investigated for 12 months. The Fe deficiency did not affect the aortic collagen and cholesterol levels, but it had a tendency to decrease the elastin content. The administration of OCS tended to increase the collagen content, while it did to lower the elastin levels. The combination effects of OCS treatment and the Fe deficiency on the aortic components… CONTINUE READING