Cholesterol levels in women vary across different points of their menstrual cycle, suggesting that such differences should be considered during lipoprotein measurements and clinical studies, according to research funded by the Eunice Shriver Kennedy National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (Mumford SL et al. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. doi: 10.1210/jc.2010-0109 [published ahead of print June 9, 2010]).
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