Effects of pregnancy, postpartum lactation, and oral contraceptive use on the lipoprotein cholesterol/triglyceride ratio.


Lipoprotein cholesterol/triglyceride ratio changes have been observed previously with sex hormone use. To determine if the lipoprotein cholesterol/triglyceride ratio is similarly changed by pregnancy and postpartum lactation, we examined pregnant subjects at 36 weeks gestation and the same women at 6 weeks postpartum and compared them to age-matched… (More)