Oral Contraceptives and Bone Health in Female Runners
Annual rept. 29 Sep 2002-28 Sep 2003
STANFORD UNIV 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 were recruited from the areas around these five clinical sites. To date, over all five clinical sites, 152 have been randomized. Final results of the study will not be available until 2005.
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