THE URINARY EXCRETION OF 11-DEOXY-17-OXOSTEROIDS AND 17-HYDROXYCORTICOSTEROIDS BY NORMAL JAPANESE AND BRITISH WOMEN

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The excretion of urinary 17-hydroxycorticosteroids and 11-deoxy-17-oxosteroids by normal British and Japanese women has been compared. British women excreted more 17-hydroxycorticosteroids than Japanese women but the difference disappears if corrections are made for body weight. Young British women excreted more 11-deoxy-17-oxosteroids than Japanese women of comparable age. This difference remains after correction for differences in body weight. Japanese women aged 40–59 yr. had a significantly higher ratio of androsterone to aetiocholanolone than British women of the same age.

 

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