The pill may reduce the risk of some types of cancer

The pill may reduce the risk of some types of cancer

The use of the contraceptive pill could protect women from certain types of cancer. The effect can last for thirty years after the use of the pill has stopped.

World's longest study

The research was performed by the University of Aberdeen. For their research, data were collected from 46,000 women over a 44-year period. The Oral Anticonception Study was launched in 1968 and is the world's longest study on the effects of the pill.

The results show that women who use the contraceptive during their fertile years have a lower chance of getting intestinal, uterine and ovarian cancer.

Lisa Iversen, the main investigator, says to The Guardian that no evidence has been found that the pill increases the risk of any forms of cancer.

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