Published in Hospital and Nursing Home Week, November 17th, 2005
"Estrogen increases fatty acid utilization and oxidation and may decrease glucose use in human skeletal muscle," stated researchers from the United States, "whereas these effects are attenuated by progesterone. Whether these ovarian hormones exhibit similar effects on myocardial metabolism is unknown."
"Myocardial blood flow and oxygen consumption, as well as glucose and fatty acid metabolism, were examined retrospectively by" P. Herrero and colleagues, " by use of positron emission tomography in 24 postmenopausal women receiving estrogen (n=7), estrogen plus progesterone...
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