Relationship between serum DHEAS and oxidative stress levels of body mass index in healthy postmenopausal women

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GOY B., ATMACA M., Aslan M., Ucler R., Alay M., SEVEN I., ...More

REDOX REPORT, vol.21, no.2, pp.61-66, 2016 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 21 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Doi Number: 10.1179/1351000215y.0000000016
  • Journal Name: REDOX REPORT
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.61-66


Objectives: Menopause is a natural step in the process of aging. Postmenopausal women have decreased levels of antioxidants and increased oxidative stress, the latter of which plays an important role in atherogenesis. The aim of the present study was to evaluate the relationship of the body mass index (BMI) with serum catalase activity, malondialdehyde (MDA), and dehydroepiandrosterone sulfate (DHEAS) levels in healthy postmenopausal women and estimate whether the MDA/DHEAS ratio is a possible marker of oxidative stress for determining cardiovascular risk in these women.