Diabetes Risk Increases with Depo-Provera Use for Obese Women

[Leslie Carol Botha: Diabetes is a result of hormone imbalance….. all women may be at risk for diabetes on any synthetic hormone suppressant.¬† Don’t you hate it when the study comes out after the drug has been on the market.¬† Oh, yeah and I have said this before too….. Depo is used for castration in sex offenders.]

USC study: Depo-Provera birth control may increase diabetes risk for obese women

89.3 KPCC
February 1, 2012

Obese women who take long-term birth control injection Depo-Provera may be at greater risk for developing diabetes, according to a new USC study.

Researchers at the Keck School of Medicine found that obese women who received the Depo-Provera injection become more resistant to insulin. That means they were less able to lower their blood sugar levels, which leaves them more susceptible Type 2 Diabetes.

Researchers compared the effects of the drug on 10 obese women and five women of healthier weight. Both groups became more insulin resistant after the injections, but the obese women stayed that way. The others were better able to compensate, by producing more insulin.

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Author: Leslie Carol Botha

Author, publisher, radio talk show host and internationally recognized expert on women's hormone cycles. Social/political activist on Gardasil the HPV vaccine for adolescent girls. Co-author of "Understanding Your Mood, Mind and Hormone Cycle." Honorary advisory board member for the Foundation for the Study of Cycles and member of the Society for Menstrual Cycle Research.