Some hormonal contraceptives may raise diabetes risk

02/13/2013 | Toronto Sun · NewKerala.com (India)

Long-acting reversible contraceptives were associated with an increased risk of type 2 diabetes in obese women, according to a study in the journal Contraception. Data on three types of birth-control methods showed women who had progestin-releasing LARC devices implanted under the skin had a 10% increase in fasting blood glucose levels, compared with a 5% increase in those who used a progestin-releasing IUD and a 2% decrease in those who opted for non-hormonal contraceptives.

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