Oral contraceptive use, iron stores and vascular endothelial function in healthy women.


BACKGROUND Increased iron stores are associated with greater cardiovascular risk in postmenopausal women. Oral contraceptive pill (OCP) use decreases the volume of menstrual blood loss and increases iron stores, but the link between OCP use, iron stores and cardiovascular risk in premenopausal women has not been characterized. STUDY DESIGN We conducted a… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.contraception.2011.01.012


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