Effect of administration of oral contraceptives in vivo on collagen synthesis in tendon and muscle connective tissue in young women.

@article{Hansen2009EffectOA,
  title={Effect of administration of oral contraceptives in vivo on collagen synthesis in tendon and muscle connective tissue in young women.},
  author={Mette Marie Friis Hansen and Benjamin L. Miller and Lars Holm and Simon Doessing and Susanne Germann Petersen and Dorthe Skovgaard and January Frystyk and Allan Flyvbjerg and Satu Koskinen and Jessica Pingel and Michael Kjaer and Henning Langberg},
  journal={Journal of applied physiology},
  year={2009},
  volume={106 4},
  pages={1435-43}
}
Women are at greater risk than men for certain kinds of diseases and injuries, which may at least partly be caused by sex hormonal differences. We aimed to test the influence of estradiol in vivo on collagen synthesis in tendon, bone, and muscle. Two groups of young, healthy women similar in age, body composition, and exercise-training status were included. The two groups were either habitual users of oral contraceptives exposed to a high concentration of synthetic estradiol and progestogens… CONTINUE READING

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