The PILLS and The Risk Of Heart Disease

August 2, 2006

Imagesase I received a very important query regarding the risk of heart disease among OCP users.  A lot of married couples not wanting for more babies are using OCP so I thought of sharing this news bit in terms of what the scientific community thinks with regard to this issue. 

A study published in The Sterility and Infertility 2006 Issue involving 672 postmenopausal women who participated in the Women’s Ischemia Syndrome Evaluation (WISE) showed that Past oral contraceptive use was associated with a reduction in coronary artery disease severity. The observation held true even after accounting for a variety of potential confounders, including age, diabetes mellitus, lipid profile, smoking, aspirin use, and use of lipid-lowering agents.  Likewise, the duration of past oral contraceptive use appeared to have no bearing on the extent of reduced coronary disease seen.

While the study suggests a potential protective effect for past oral contraceptive use, further studies have to be done to confirm this important finding.

For now… this is the first observational link between OCP and Cardiovascular Disease and the results are reassuring to our women OCP takers.

OCP Takers…Be Reassured!

One Response to “The PILLS and The Risk Of Heart Disease”

  1. Maxim Says:

    That is very reassuring doctor. With so many mtyhs hounding OCP, this evidence clears up things.

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