ROBERT H. FURMAN, M.D., F.A.C.P.; R. PALMER HOWARD, M.D., F.A.C.P.
Clinicians have known for almost 200 years that the manifestations of coronary atherosclerosis are much more frequent in men than in women. Numerous autopsy studies have disclosed the disease in men earlier in life and in a more severe form than is the case with women, although anatomically this sex difference is somewhat less impressive than it is clinically. Autopsy studies on oophorectomized women, on the other hand, reveal an incidence and severity of coronary atherosclerosis more closely resembling that noted in men.1, 2 Of interest and relevance are the opinions of White3 and Gertler,4 that there is less evidence
FURMAN RH, HOWARD RP. THE INFLUENCE OF GONADAL HORMONES ON SERUM LIPIDS AND LIPOPROTEINS: STUDIES IN NORMAL AND HYPOGONADAL SUBJECTS1. Ann Intern Med. ;47:969–977. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-47-5-969
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1957;47(5):969-977.
Cardiology, Coronary Risk Factors, Dyslipidemia.
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