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

@article{Knopp1985EffectsOP,
  title={Effects of pregnancy, postpartum lactation, and oral contraceptive use on the lipoprotein cholesterol/triglyceride ratio.},
  author={R. Knopp and Robert O. Bergelin and Patricia W. Wahl and Carolyn E. Walden},
  journal={Metabolism: clinical and experimental},
  year={1985},
  volume={34 10},
  pages={893-9}
}
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, nonpregnant women using or not using oral contraceptives. The cholesterol/triglyceride ratios were examined as means and medians and as… CONTINUE READING