TITLE

Importance of estrogen questioned in postmenopausal metabolic syndrome

AUTHOR(S)
Brown, Simon
PUB. DATE
December 2008
SOURCE
Menopause International;Dec2008, Vol. 14 Issue 4, p141
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
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.
ACCESSION #
41036102

 

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