Medical News Summary: Recent studies involving contraceptive pill risks may be flawed


About: Recent studies involving contraceptive pill risks may be flawed
Date: 17 December 2004
Source: WebMDHealth
Author: Miranda Hitti
Medical News Summary (summary of medical news story as reported by WebMDHealth): The National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute claims that recent research indicating that the birth control pill may lower the risk of heart disease by a small amount is flawed. They are also skeptical about studies suggesting that the pill reduces breast cancer risk. These recent studies contradict earlier studies that suggest contraceptive use increases breast cancer risk and the risk of stroke and heart attack. It is however believed to reduce the risk of ovarian and endometrial or uterine cancer.
Related Disease Topics: Cancer, Pregnancy, Breast cancer, Stroke, Heart attack, Ovarian cancer, Endometrial cancer, Uterine cancer

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