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Oral contraceptive use by teenage women does not affect body composition.

Authors
  • Lloyd, Tom
  • Lin, Hung Mo
  • Matthews, Amy E
  • Bentley, Christina M
  • Legro, Richard S
Type
Published Article
Journal
Obstetrics and Gynecology
Publisher
Ovid Technologies (Wolters Kluwer) - Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Publication Date
Aug 01, 2002
Volume
100
Issue
2
Pages
235–239
Identifiers
PMID: 12151143
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

The use of OCs in young women is associated with less favorable blood lipid patterns, but is not associated with weight gain or increased body fat. The long-term effects of the alteration in the lipid profiles are unknown.

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