Progesterone and the prevention of osteoporosis.

Authors: Prior JC, Vigna Y, Alojado N.

Publication Year: 1991

Citation: Canadian Journal of Obstetrics/Gynecology and Women’s Health Care 1991; 3(4):178-84.

In this review article, the authors propose that cyclic progesterone both prevents bone loss and acts as a bone-builder. The studies discussed focus on abnormal menstrual cycles as an important risk factor for osteoporotic fractures. Their conclusion is that the first step in preventing osteoporosis is treating ovulation disorders.

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