Progestins and cardiovascular risk markers.

Author: Sitruk-Ware R.

Publication Year:2000

Citation: Steroids 2000; 65(10-11):651-8.

This article reviews the effects of various synthetic progestins and progesterone on cardiovascular health. Many synthetic progestins, especially 19-nortestosterone and some 17-hyroxyprogesterones, have negative effects on cardiovascular risk factors, whereas natural progesterone does not. Further studies utilizing natural and other steroids should be considered.