Studies on birth control pill benefits called flawed

12/16/2004 | Chicago Tribune (tiered subscription model)

Federal officials said further review of two studies shows there is no evidence oral contraceptives lowered the risk of heart disease and had no increased breast cancer risk as was stated in the studies. The acting director of the agency overseeing the study said it was presented before being fully reviewed and that senior statisticians found the heart findings were flawed and now question the breast cancer findings.

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