Study: Oral contraceptives double women's risk for heart attack

07/7/2005 | Science Daily Magazine

Low-dose oral contraceptives double the risk for heart attack or stroke among women and may be a danger for women taking the pill longterm or those with other risk factors, according to a Virginia Commonwealth University study. The findings, published in the July issue of the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism, says the risk seems to dissipate after women stop taking the pill.

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