Oral Contraceptives and Bone Health in Female Runners
Annual rept. 29 Sep 2004-28 Sep 2005
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 151 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 mostly from the areas around these five clinical sites. Over the five clinical sites, 151 runners were randomized, and follow-up continues. Follow-up will be completed in 2005, and final results of the study should be available in 2006.
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