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Table 1 Effects of progesterone supplementation on metabolic and renal parameters

From: Progesterone ameliorates diabetic nephropathy in streptozotocin-induced diabetic Rats

  ND D D-OVX D-OVX + P
Blood glucose, mg/dl 96.6 ± 4.8 454 ± 50.1* 476 ± 10.5* 481 ± 9.1*
Serum progesterone, ng/ml 29.9 ± 2.2 25.9 ± 0.6 13.2 ± 3.3* 32.1 ± 3.9£
serum estrogen, pg/ml 46.3 ± 2.9 40.2 ± 0.6 19.4 ± 0.09* 29.6 ± 3.4*
UACR, mg/g 20.5 ± 1.6 94.6 ± 12.9* 127.2 ± 25.8* 59.4 ± 12.9*,#
  1. Data represent the mean ± SEM. * P < 0.05 compared to the ND group. #P < 0.05 compared to D and OVX-D groups. £ P < 0.10 compared to D group
  2. UACR urinary albumin to creatinine ratio