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Oral contraception improves HDL function in overweight, obesity, PCOS

Oral contraception improves HDL function in overweight, obesity, PCOS
February 22, 2017

HDL cholesterol function may be improved with the use of oral contraceptives for 16 weeks in women with overweight or obesity and polycystic ovary syndrome.

“The use of oral hormonal contraceptives in overweight/obese women with PCOS should be combined with recommendations for intensive lifestyle modifications,” Anuja Dokras, MD, PhD, of the department of obstetrics and gynecology at Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, told Endocrine Today.

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