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Does taking birth control pills increase my risk for heart disease if I am 35?

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Dr. Pam Yoder
Obstetrics & Gynecology - Maternal Fetal Medicine
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In brief: Yes, esp if a smoker

Please look up the name of the drug you might take.
Common and serious side effects of many oral contraceptives can be found here: http://www.Nlm.Nih.Gov/medlineplus/druginformation.Html (full disclosure: this is from medline of the nlm. I was on the board of directors of friends of the national library of medicine when it launched medline. Py).

In brief: Yes, esp if a smoker

Please look up the name of the drug you might take.
Common and serious side effects of many oral contraceptives can be found here: http://www.Nlm.Nih.Gov/medlineplus/druginformation.Html (full disclosure: this is from medline of the nlm. I was on the board of directors of friends of the national library of medicine when it launched medline. Py).
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