Oxidative and inflammatory status and HDL functions of obese pre and post menopausal women

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Alatas O., AKALIN A., AKALIN ÇİFTÇİ G., Yorulmaz G., Ertorun I., Kebapci N., ...More

TURKISH JOURNAL OF BIOCHEMISTRY-TURK BIYOKIMYA DERGISI, vol.39, no.2, pp.162-168, 2014 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier


Objective: Obesity and age related vascular changes coupled with the effect of estrogen withdrawal increases predisposition to atherosclerosis in postmenopausal women. But the functions of high density lipoprotein (HDL) were not well established in postmenopausal women. In the present study, we mainly aimed to evaluate the changes in the functions of HDL and aimed to measure, lipid peroxidation, lipid profile and homocysteine levels as a supporting evidence in pre and postmenopausal obese women as a result of estrogen depletion.