Sci. Aging Knowl. Environ., 13 October 2004
Vol. 2004, Issue 41, p. nf91
[DOI: 10.1126/sageke.2004.41.nf91]


Wayward Sisters

Progestin siblings exert opposite effects on monkey hearts

Mary Beckman

Abstract: Like fraternal twins, two versions of the same hormone behave quite differently. New research in monkeys shows that the progestin most commonly used in hormone replacement therapies in the United States contributes to heart damage, whereas a version more commonly found in European countries does not. The results highlight how little researchers know about these drugs and their effect on women's physiology.

Citation: M. Beckman, Wayward Sisters. Sci. Aging Knowl. Environ. 2004 (41), nf91 (2004).

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