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Contraceptives will rid of injuries

December 14 2006

Hormonal contraceptives can save many athletes from injuries of the knee joint, the conclusion made by Australian researchers from the University of Queensland. Ligaments, which exploded at the athletes, are soft under the influence of estrogen. The level of this hormone rises during ovulation, from which protects contraceptives.

In the study, researchers continuously measured the content of hormones and watched the menstrual cycle in women participating in the experiment. Researchers in different periods of the cycle of special tests measure the elasticity of ligaments and found that during ovulation, they are most vulnerable to rupture.

Most of the time of ovulation is torn anterior cruciate ligament of the knee, note Australians. And the greatest load on it fall into the classroom in such a sport where fast stop. For example, football or volleyball. Tells

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