Risk of thrombosis with contraceptives; Multimorbidity in night workers

September 19, 2022

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According to a recent review, combined oral contraceptives have been associated with an increased risk of thrombotic events in obese women.

The researchers found that the risk of cardiovascular events, primarily venous thromboembolism, was 12 to 24 times higher in obese women who took combined oral contraceptives than in non-obese women who did not take combined oral contraceptives. It was the top story in cardiology last week.

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The second top story was about an increased risk of cardiometabolic multimorbidity in night shift workers. Researchers reported that men with high blood pressure who worked more than 10 night shifts a month had a 16% higher risk than day workers.

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