Importance of estrogen questioned in postmenopausal metabolic syndrome

Brown, Simon
December 2008
Menopause International;Dec2008, Vol. 14 Issue 4, p141
Academic Journal
The article discusses the findings of the Study of Women's Health Across the Nation (SWAN) research about the impact of estrogen on the postmenopausal metabolic syndrome of women. The study shows that the prevalence of metabolic syndrome in women increases as they enter the menopausal stage and also due to progressive androgenicity of the hormonal milieu. It is noted that the onset of metabolic syndrome was inclined only with changes in bioavailable testosterone, a function of the level of sex-hormone-binding globulin (SHBG). Dr. Imke Janssen, the study's author, noted that metabolic syndrome or its components are not related to estrogen levels.


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