Body weight and composition in users of levonorgestrel-releasing intrauterine system.

@article{DalAva2012BodyWA,
  title={Body weight and composition in users of levonorgestrel-releasing intrauterine system.},
  author={Nat{\'a}lia Dal'Ava and Luis Bahamondes and Mar{\'i}a Valeria Bahamondes and Allan de Oliveira Santos and Ilza Monteiro},
  journal={Contraception},
  year={2012},
  volume={86 4},
  pages={350-3}
}
BACKGROUND There is little information about body weight and body composition (BC) among users of the levonorgestrel-releasing intrauterine system (LNG-IUS). The aim of this study was to evaluate body weight and BC in LNG-IUS users compared to users of the TCu380A intrauterine device (IUD). STUDY DESIGN A prospective study was done with 76 new users of both contraceptive methods. Women were paired by age (±2 years) and body mass index (BMI, kg/m², ±2). Body weight and BC (% lean mass and… CONTINUE READING
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