Steroid absorption and enterohepatic recycling.

  title={Steroid absorption and enterohepatic recycling.},
  author={Herman C T Adlercreutz and Fr{\'e}d{\'e}rique Martin and P J{\"a}rvenp{\"a}{\"a} and Theodore Fotsis},
  volume={20 3},
A short review on steroid absorption and enterohepatic recycling in man with special emphasis on contraceptive and related steroids is presented. Some new experimental data on the intestinal metabolism of steroids is described and includes further observations on the effect of antimicrobial agents on steroid hormone metabolism. Evidence is presented that plasma levels of steroids may be influenced if the intestinal microflora is altered. Some formation of biologically active steroids, like… CONTINUE READING


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