Oral Contraceptives and Bone Health in Female Runners
Annual rept. 29 Sep 2001-28 Sep 2002
STANFORD UNIV PALO ALTO CA
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This is a two-year randomized trial of the effects of oral contraceptives on bone mass and stress fracture incidence among 150 female competitive distance runners in the age range 18-25 years. The Coordinating Center is at Stanford University and bone mass is being measured at five sites Massachusetts General Hospital, University of California Los Angeles, University of Michigan, Stanford UniversityPalo Alto VA Medical Center, and Helen Hayes Hospital in West Haverstraw NY. Athletes are currently being recruited from the areas around these five clinical sites. To date, over all five clinical sites, 133 have been randomized and an additional 4 successfully screened and are being scheduled for their bone densitometry. We expect to complete baseline examinations and randomization in early 2003. Final results will thus not be available until early 2005.
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