Stopping birth control could cause a drop in vitamin D levels, suggests new research

Stopping birth control could cause a drop in vitamin D levels, suggests new researchWomen who stop taking the pill could experience a drop in vitamin D levels, according to a new US study which looked at levels of the vitamin in African-American women. Published on Thursday, August 4 in the Endocrine Society's Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism, the study found that levels of vitamin D fell when women stopped using birth control pills or other contraceptives containing estrogen, which could be of particular importantance to those who stop their birth control in order to become pregnant. The researchers looked at a total of 1662 African-American women aged 23-34 years, all living in the Detroit area in Michigan, USA.



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