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Pill Raises Risk For Diabetes After Menopause?

Discussion in 'Diabetes Discussions' started by Alexandra100, Jul 5, 2018.

  1. Alexandra100

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    From an article on Medscape

    " Past use of oral contraceptives increases the prevalence of insulin resistance and diabetes among postmenopausal women, shows the first study of its kind from South Korea.

    Sung-Woo Kim, MD, from Daegu Catholic University Hospital, South Korea, presented results of the cross-sectional study here at the American Diabetes Association (ADA) 78th Scientific Sessions.

    "The present study showed a definite association between the past use of oral contraceptives and an increased prevalence of diabetes in postmenopausal women, especially in those who used them for longer than 6 months," Kim said in an interview with Medscape Medical News.

    But he added that even in nondiabetic women, "use of oral contraceptives was significantly associated with higher fasting insulin and insulin resistance."

    Session moderator Julie Bower, PhD, associate professor of epidemiology at Ohio State University, Columbus, asked Kim about the timing of the development of diabetes with respect to oral contraceptive use.

    "Previous studies in younger women did not find an association between oral contraceptive use and development of diabetes. Do you think that this association is something only seen later in life?" she asked.

    Kim responded, "These postmenopausal women had been on oral contraceptives for longer than in the prior studies which looked at current use," and it can take many years to develop diabetes due to insulin resistance, "so long-term observation is needed."

    Another possible explanation is that this cohort "took older versions of the contraceptives," he suggested."

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