Effect of Postmenopausal Hormone Therapy on Lipoprotein(a) Concentration

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Abstract

Background

Postmenopausal hormone therapy has been reported to decrease levels of lipoprotein (Lp)(a) in cross-sectional studies and small or short-term longitudinal studies. We report findings from a large, prospective, placebo-controlled clinical trial that allows a broad characterization of these effects for four regimens of hormone therapy.

Conclusions

Postmenopausal estrogen therapy, with or without concomitant progestin regimens, produces consistent and sustained reductions in plasma Lp (a) concentrations. (Circulation. 1998;97:979-986.)

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