The effect of low-dose oral contraceptives on cardiorespiratory function, coagulation, and lipids in exercising young women: a preliminary report.

@article{Notelovitz1987TheEO,
  title={The effect of low-dose oral contraceptives on cardiorespiratory function, coagulation, and lipids in exercising young women: a preliminary report.},
  author={Morris Notelovitz and Christian Zauner and Lynda McKenzie and Y Suggs and Cynthia Fields and Craig S. Kitchens},
  journal={American journal of obstetrics and gynecology},
  year={1987},
  volume={156 3},
  pages={591-8}
}
A study was undertaken to determine whether low-dose oral contraceptive usage would negate the beneficial effect of exercise on cardiorespiratory fitness, lipid and lipoprotein levels, and coagulation. Twelve exercising women were randomly allocated to groups of either oral contraceptive users or non-oral contraceptive users. When compared with results in the control group, maximal oxygen uptake (ml/kg1 X min1) decreased significantly in the oral contraceptive users during the 6-month period of… CONTINUE READING

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