Journal of Korean Endocrine Society 1995;10(4):411-417.
Published online November 7, 2019.
Estrogen Replacement Therapy Continuously Combined with Progesterone; Effect on Bone Mineral Density and Lipid Metabolism.
Keun Yong Park
Abstract
A study in 51 healthy postmenopausal women was performed to assess the effect of estrogen replacement therapy continuously combined with progesterone for 6 months on bone mineral density and lipid metabolism.Seventeen hysterectomized women were treated with conjugated estrogen(0.625mg/D), 33 nonhysterectomized women with conjugated estrogen(0.625mg/D) and medroxyprogesterone(2.5mg/D), and 1500mg/day calcium supplementation was given to all patients.After 6 month-treatment, serum total cholesterol and LDL-cholesterol levels were reduced significantly (p<0.01) between the two groups. But lumber BMD and other lipid profiles were not changed significantly between the two groups. Our data suggest that continuously applied progesterone in combined hormone replacement therapy dose not annihilate the beneficial effects on bone mineral density and lipid metabolism induced by estrogen.
Key Words: Progesterone, Bone mineral density


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