Oral contraceptive steroids and carbohydrate metabolism.

@article{Kulkarni1972OralCS,
  title={Oral contraceptive steroids and carbohydrate metabolism.},
  author={H J Kulkarni and B. B. Gaitond{\'e}},
  journal={Indian journal of physiology and pharmacology},
  year={1972},
  volume={16 1},
  pages={
          23-9
        }
}
There are a number of reports on metabolic alterations produced in patients receiving contraceptive pills. Alteration in thyroid function tests such as elevation of protein bound iodine(PBI), thyroid binding globulins (TBO) (60; 19) and a decrease in red blood cell uptake of radioactive tri-iodothyronin (11) has been shown to occur during oral contraceptive therapy. An increase in measurable total plasma corticoids in patients taking pills has also been shown (16). All these effects are also… CONTINUE READING

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