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Study shows oral contraceptives taken before menopause may reduce risk of cancer and heart disease

The findings of a recent study contradicts popular beliefs. The birth control pill lowers the risk of heart attacks, strokes, high cholesterol and high blood pressure. The risk of heart problems is reduced by 8% and the risk of cancer was also reduced by 7%

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About: Study shows oral contraceptives taken before menopause may reduce risk of cancer and heart disease

Date: 20 October 2004

Source: Associated Press

Author: Marilynn Marchionne

URL: http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&cid=541&ncid=751&e=7&u=/ap/20041020/ap_on_he_me/the_pill

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