Medical News Summary: Study shows oral contraceptives taken before menopause may reduce risk of cancer and heart disease


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About: Study shows oral contraceptives taken before menopause may reduce risk of cancer and heart disease
Date: 20 October 2004
Source: Associated Press
Author: Marilynn Marchionne
Medical News Summary (summary of medical news story as reported by Associated Press): The findings of a recent study contradicts popular beliefs. The birth control pill lowers the risk of heart attacks, strokes, high cholesterol and high blood pressure. The risk of heart problems is reduced by 8% and the risk of cancer was also reduced by 7%
URL: http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&cid=541&ncid=751&e=7&u=/ap/20041020/ap_on_he_me/the_pill
Related Disease Topics: Cancer, Heart attack, Stroke, High cholesterol, High blood pressure, Heart disease

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