Certain types of birth control increase obese women's risk of developing Type 2 diabetes, a new study has found.
Long-term, progestin-releasing contraceptives — such as IUDs and skin implants — have a negative impact on metabolic markers, which increases a woman's risk of Type 2 diabetes, University of Southern California researchers found.
"Contraceptive studies often only look at normal-weight women," researcher Penina Segall-Gutierrez said in a statement. "Studies such as this are necessary because, today, one-third of women in the U.S. are overweight and one-third are obese. All women, including overweight and obese women, need to have access to safe and effective contraception."
The study, published in the journal Contraception, only looked at obese women, and didn't include other progestin-releasing birth controls like the pill, the ring or shots.
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