Effect of oral contraceptive therapy on homocysteine and C-reactive protein levels in women: an observational study.

@article{Norouzi2011EffectOO,
  title={Effect of oral contraceptive therapy on homocysteine and C-reactive protein levels in women: an observational study.},
  author={Vajihe Norouzi and M Seifi and Soudabeh Fallah and Mohsen Korani and Ali Samadikuchaksaraei},
  journal={Anadolu kardiyoloji dergisi : AKD = the Anatolian journal of cardiology},
  year={2011},
  volume={11 8},
  pages={
          698-702
        }
}
OBJECTIVE Increased levels of homocysteine and C-reactive protein (CRP) are considered as independent risk factors for atherosclerosis. As the level of these factors is affected by sex hormones, a population-based assessment of their changes following oral contraceptive therapy is needed to avoid the side effects that might arise of these variations. To this aim, the present study was to investigate the effect of combined oral contraceptive (OCP) on CRP and homocysteine levels among young… CONTINUE READING

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