oral-contraceptives-damage-muscle-gains-in-young-womenThe effect of oral contraceptives (OC) on the body composition and exercise performance of young women using them was not studied in detail till now but now it has been found that such a use can impair muscle gains and is associated with low hormone levels.

The findings were disclosed in a study entitled Oral Contraceptive Use Impairs Muscle Gains in Young Women.

The study was conducted by Chang-Woock Lee and Steven E. Riechman, Department of Health and Kinesiology, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX; and Mark A. Newman, Human Energy Research Laboratory, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA.

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