Relationships of age and reproductive characteristics with plasma estrogens and androgens in premenopausal women.

@article{Dorgan1995RelationshipsOA,
  title={Relationships of age and reproductive characteristics with plasma estrogens and androgens in premenopausal women.},
  author={Joanne F. Dorgan and Marsha E Reichman and Joseph T. Judd and Charles F Brown and Christopher Longcope and Arthur S Schatzkin and William S. Campbell and Charlene Franz and Lisa L. Kahle and Philip R. Taylor},
  journal={Cancer epidemiology, biomarkers & prevention : a publication of the American Association for Cancer Research, cosponsored by the American Society of Preventive Oncology},
  year={1995},
  volume={4 4},
  pages={381-6}
}
We used data from a cross-sectional study of 107 premenopausal women to evaluate the relation of age, menarcheal age, parity, and age at first live birth with plasma estrogen and androgen levels in premenopausal women. Fasting blood specimens were collected on each of days 5-7, 12-15, and 21-23 of menstrual cycles of the participants and pooled to create follicular, midcycle, and luteal phase samples, respectively, for each woman. Age was associated significantly and positively with plasma… CONTINUE READING