Plasma lipid and lipoprotein levels during the follicular and luteal phases of the menstrual cycle.

@article{Barnett2004PlasmaLA,
  title={Plasma lipid and lipoprotein levels during the follicular and luteal phases of the menstrual cycle.},
  author={Junaidah B. Barnett and Margo N Woods and Stefania Lamon-Fava and Ernst J. Schaefer and Judith McNamara and Donna Spiegelman and Ellen Hertzmark and Barry Goldin and Christopher Longcope and Sherwood L. Gorbach},
  journal={The Journal of clinical endocrinology and metabolism},
  year={2004},
  volume={89 2},
  pages={776-82}
}
Estrogen levels are higher during the luteal compared with the follicular phase of the menstrual cycle. It was hypothesized that the luteal compared with the follicular phase has a lipid and lipoprotein profile associated with decreased coronary heart disease (CHD) risk. This was tested using well-defined data from healthy, well-characterized premenopausal Caucasian women under very controlled metabolic conditions. The percent differences in lipid, lipoprotein, and sex hormone levels between… CONTINUE READING