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Cigarette smoking and steroid hormones in women.

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Epidemiological evidence has suggested that cigarette smoking has an anti-oestrogenic effect in women, but the effects of smoking on steroid hormone metabolism are not fully understood. We compared serum concentrations of oestradiol, progesterone (luteal phase) and dehydroepiandrosterone sulphate (DHEA-S), and urinary excretion rates of six steroids of predominantly adrenal origin, in healthy premenopausal and postmenopausal female smokers and non-smokers. Serum concentrations of oestradiol, ...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Cancer Epidemiology Unit
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Journal:
The Journal of steroid biochemistry and molecular biology
Volume:
39
Issue:
4A
Pages:
529-534
Publication date:
1991-10-05
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EISSN:
1879-1220
ISSN:
0960-0760
URN:
uuid:3efc3065-5b89-4f9e-960d-ca7b1877f214
Source identifiers:
15245
Local pid:
pubs:15245

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