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Type: Artigo de periódico
Title: Body Composition And Weight Gain In New Users Of The Three-monthly Injectable Contraceptive, Depot-medroxyprogesterone Acetate, After 12 Months Of Follow-up
Author: Dos Santos P.D.N.S.
Modesto W.O.
Dal'Ava N.
Bahamondes M.V.
Pavin E.J.
Fernandes A.M.D.S.
Abstract: Objectives: To evaluate weight gain and body composition (BC) in new users of depot-medroxyprogesterone acetate (DMPA) as a contraceptive. Methods: This cohort study followed up 20 DMPA users and 20 copper intrauterine device (TCu380A IUD) users, paired for age (±1 year) and body mass index (BMI±1 kg/m2), during 12-months. Healthy, non-obese women aged 18 to 40 years, unaffected by conditions that could influence their body weight, were enrolled. Socio-demographic variables, habits, weight, BMI, BC using dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry, circumferences, skinfold thickness, body fat percentage and waist-to-hip ratio were evaluated. All participants were encouraged to adopt healthy habits. Results: At baseline, median age was 29 and 30.5 years, and mean BMI was 24.8 and 24.5 kg/m2 in the DMPA and IUD groups, respectively. At 12 months, an increase was observed in waist and hip circumference in the DMPA users and 8/20 of them had a weight gain ≥5% (mean 4.6 kg) with accumulation of fat centrally. Conclusions There were no differences in weight gain or in BC measurements between the groups; nevertheless 40% of women in the DMPA group had larger weight gain and accumulation of fat centrally. The duration of follow-up may have been insufficient to detect differences between the groups.
Editor: Informa Healthcare
Rights: fechado
Identifier DOI: 10.3109/13625187.2014.936934
Date Issue: 2014
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