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Effects of Ovarian Hormone Deficiency on Lipid and Cholesterol Concentration

Title: The Effects of Ovarian Hormone Deficiency on Lipid and Cholesterol Concentration.
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Name(s): Arif, Aazim, author
Department of Nutrition, Food, and Exercise Science
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Text
Issuance: serial
Date Issued: 2013
Physical Form: computer
online resource
Extent: 1 online resource
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women in the United States. One of the many implications that persist in patients who suffer from coronary heart disease is the buildup of plaque within the blood vessels that supply blood to the heart. Atherosclerosis, which is the buildup of plaque within the blood vessels, causes the arteries to harden. This triggers the blood vessels to narrow. Consequently, the blood flow to the heart can become restricted partially or even completely, thus leading to a myocardial infarction. In postmenopausal women, the loss of estrogens has been associated with hypercholesterolemia. One of the critical risk factors of heart disease is familial hypercholesterolemia (FH). FH is an autosomal disorder associated elevated total cholesterol and low-density lipoproteins LDL. My research will focus on the effects of ovarian hormone deficiency (i.e. the loss of estrogen) on lipid and cholesterol concentration. It is widely accepted that estrogen protects against the surplus of cholesterol within the body. I hypothesize that, due to the loss of estrogen, lipids, as well as cholesterol, will increase.
Identifier: FSU_migr_uhm-0149 (IID)
Submitted Note: A Thesis submitted to the Department of Nutrition, Food and Exercise Sciences in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Honors in the Major.
Degree Awarded: Fall Semester, 2012.
Date of Defense: December 14, 2012.
Subject(s): Cardiovascular system -- Diseases
Hormone antagonists
Hormone therapy
Hormones
Lipids
Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/fsu/fd/FSU_migr_uhm-0149
Owner Institution: FSU
Is Part of Series: Honors Theses.

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Arif, A. (2013). The Effects of Ovarian Hormone Deficiency on Lipid and Cholesterol Concentration. Retrieved from http://purl.flvc.org/fsu/fd/FSU_migr_uhm-0149