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Contraceptives do not fatten

Contraceptives do not fatten



Women who use contraceptive pills should not worry about the extra pounds they might take shortly after they start protecting themselves.
Family planning specialists have confirmed this through studies they have done with modern pills, with low doses of estrogen, the hormone "guilty" for increasing fat mass.
"This myth with birth control contraceptives has been perpetuating since 1968, when contraceptives first appeared. At that time, the pills contained very high doses of estrogen hormones, but now the pills are very modern, and the last generation ones have even diuretic effect.
When the life regime is devoid of excesses, the weight will remain constant, "explains Dr. Loredana Stan, general practitioner with competence in family planning at the SECS office in Bucharest.
She says that women should now relinquish the contraceptive myth that they are fattening because estrogen and progesterone hormone pills in low doses do not cause weight change.
The only explanation for the accumulation of extra kilos would be on a psychic level, says the specialist. "If they are protected, the women are detached, relaxed and may have a higher appetite," adds Dr. Stan.
Source: The event of the day