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Rheumatoid arthritis: Birth control pill tied to reduced risk

Oral contraceptives reduce the risk of rheumatoid arthritis.

A large study of women in Sweden has found that taking the contraceptive pill is linked with a reduced risk of developing rheumatoid arthritis, which is a chronic disease that can cause severe suffering and disability.

The new study – led by the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm, Sweden, and published in the journal Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases – also found that taking the birth control pill for 7 years or more was linked to the lowest risk of developing rheumatoid arthritis.

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