Low-dose progesterone therapy in oestrogenised postmenopausal women: effects on plasma lipids, lipoproteins and liver function parameters.

Authors: Bolaji II, Grimes H, Mortimer G, Tallon DF, Fottrell PF, O’Dwyer EM.

Publication Year: 1993

Citation: Eur J Obstet Gynecol Reprod Biol 1993;48(1):61-8.

This 12 month prospective, open, non-comparative study measured the effects of progesterone (oral micronized 100mg/day) paired with 0.625 mg conjugated equine estrogens (CEE) and found progesterone had no adverse effects on the lipid profile when combined with CEE. This lack of effect differs from other studies that noted adverse effects on lipid profiles when synthetic progestins were utilized with CEE.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/8449263