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The contraceptive pill found to lower disease risks


A study published in the British Medical Journal showed that intake of contraceptive pills by women at some point of time reduces the risk of cancer and heart diseases.

This new research conducted to find out the effects of the pills revealed that the women in UK who are long –term users of contraceptive pills can keep their hearts healthy and avoid risking chances of heart diseases. Women in UK who consume oral contraceptive pills are less prone to heart diseases and cancer as compared to the non-users, the UK Royal College of General Practitioners’ Oral Contraception Study suggests.

According to the British Medical Journal, Ian Olver, the Cancer Council chief executive officer was quoted as saying, “In general this study should bring comfort to women who have used the contraceptive pill (because) in this population study there is no long term greater risk of death including deaths from any form of cancer.”

Begun in 1968, this research is one of the continuing investigations in the field of contraceptive pills with the latest results saying that the effects of contraceptive pills vanish once the consumption is stopped. The latest research was conducted on the group of 46,000 women and the researchers concluded that the amount of risk may vary due to the different usage patterns.

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