The effects of postmenopausal hormone therapy on serum estrogen, progesterone, and sex hormone-binding globulin levels in healthy postmenopausal women.

Publication Type:

Journal Article


Menopause (New York, N.Y.), Volume 17, Issue 3, p.622-9 (2010)


2010, Administration, Cutaneous, androgens, Center-Authored Paper, Estrogen Replacement Therapy, Estrogens, Estrogens, Conjugated (USP), Female, Humans, Medroxyprogesterone Acetate, Middle Aged, Postmenopause, Progesterone Congeners, Public Health Sciences Division, Reference Values, Sex Hormone-Binding Globulin, Shared Resources, Specimen Processing Core Facility


Differences in disease outcomes between users and nonusers of hormone therapy (HT) and between users of estrogen therapy (ET) and users of estrogen + progesterone therapy (EPT) may relate to differences in serum hormone concentrations between these populations. In this study, we examined the response of serum hormone levels in healthy postmenopausal women after 1 year of HT.