Effect of an Oral Contraceptive Steroid Mixture on Some Aspects of Lipid Metabolism in the Rat

  • Lilla Aftergood
  • Roslyn B. Alfin-Slater


Despite the widespread use of oral contraceptives only some of the metabolic effects of these drugs have been thoroughly investigated. Their role in lipid metabolism remains relatively obscure.


Major Fatty Acid Cholesterol Biosynthesis Hormone Administration Estradiol Benzoate Cholesterol Group 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1969

Authors and Affiliations

  • Lilla Aftergood
    • 1
  • Roslyn B. Alfin-Slater
    • 1
  1. 1.School of Public HealthUniversity of CaliforniaLos AngelesUK

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