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Type: Artigo de periódico
Title: Lipoprotein Patterns In Women In Santo Domingo Using A Levonorgestrel/estradiol Contraceptive Ring
Author: Robertson D.N.
Alvarez F.
Sivin I.
Brache V.
Stern J.
Leon P.
Faundes A.
Abstract: Ten healthy, normally menstruating women attending a family planning clinic in Santo Domingo participated in a study to determine the effects on plasma lipid levels of levonorgestrel and estradiol released from a contraceptive ring. A schedule of 21 days of use followed by 7 days of non-use was followed for 6 cycles. During the first two cycles of use, concentrations of cholesterol, HDL cholesterol, triglycerides and LDL cholesterol declined significantly from control levels, up to 25% for cholesterol, 28% for HDL cholesterol, 45% for triglycerides and 24% for LDL cholesterol. There were no subsequent changes with continued use. These declines are similar in direction but of lesser magnitude than those reported from clinics in other countries where pretreatment plasma levels of the same lipids are considerably higher. There was no significant change in the total cholesterol to HDL cholesterol ratio during treatment. © 1981.
Rights: fechado
Identifier DOI: 10.1016/0010-7824(81)90010-X
Date Issue: 1981
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