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Bone mineral density and bone biomarkers assessment in adolescents user of low-dose combined oral contraceptive (ethinylestradiol 20µg/Desogestrel 150µg): 1 year follow-up

Grant number: 15/04040-2
Support type:Regular Research Grants
Duration: September 01, 2015 - August 31, 2017
Field of knowledge:Health Sciences - Medicine - Maternal and Child Health
Principal researcher:Tamara Beres Lederer Goldberg
Grantee:Tamara Beres Lederer Goldberg
Home Institution: Faculdade de Medicina (FMB). Universidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP). Campus de Botucatu. Botucatu , SP, Brazil
Assoc. researchers: Anapaula da Conceição Bisi Rizzo ; Cilmery Suemi Kurokawa


Low-dose combined oral contraceptives (COCs) can interfere with bone mass acquisition during adolescence. Objectives: This study aimed to evaluate bone mineral density (BMD), bone mineral content (BMC) and bone biomarkers in female adolescents taking a standard low-dose COC (ethinylestradiol 20 µg/desogestrel 150 µg) over a 1-year period and to compare their data with those of healthy adolescents from the same age group not taking COCs. Methods: This will be a non-randomized parallel-control study with a 1-year follow-up. Sixty-seven adolescents aged from 12 to 19 years, divided into COC users (n=41) taking 20 µg ethinylestradiol/150 µg desogestrel and COC non-user controls (n=26), will be evaluated by bone densitometry examinations [L1-L4 lumbar spine region, whole body and subtotal body] and these parameters will be correlated to bone biomarkers [Osteocalcin (OC), bone alkaline phosphatase (BAP), and C- terminal telopeptide (S-CTx)] at baseline and after 6 and 12 months. Comparisons between the groups at the study onset will be performed using the Mann-Whitney test, with the significance level fixed at 5% or p<0.05. Comparisons between the groups at the study onset and after 12 months will be based on variations in the median percentages for bone mass variables. (AU)

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NOBREGA DA SILVA, VALERIA; GOLDBERG, TAMARA BERES LEDERER; SILVA, CARLA CRISTIANE; KUROKAWA, CILMERY SUEMI; FIORELLI, LUCIANA NUNES MOSCA; RIZZO, ANAPAULA DA CONCEICAO BISI; CORRENTE, JOSE EDUARDO. Impact of metabolic syndrome and its components on bone remodeling in adolescents. PLoS One, v. 16, n. 7 2021. Web of Science Citations: 0.
ANAPAULA DA CONCEIÇÃO BISI RIZZO; TAMARA BERES LEDERER GOLDBERG; TALITA POLI BIASON; CILMERY SUEMI KUROKAWA; CARLA CRISTIANE DA SILVA; JOSÉ EDUARDO CORRENTE; HELIO RUBENS CARVALHO NUNES. One-year adolescent bone mineral density and bone formation marker changes through the use or lack of use of combined hormonal contraceptives. Jornal de Pediatria, v. 95, n. 5, p. 567-574, Set. 2019. Web of Science Citations: 0.
MOSCA, L. N.; GOLDBERG, T. B. L.; DA SILVA, V. N.; KUROKAWA, C. S.; RIZZO, A. C. B.; DA SILVA, C. C.; DOS SANTOS TEIXEIRA, A.; CORRENTE, J. E. The impact of excess body fat on bone remodeling in adolescents. OSTEOPOROSIS INTERNATIONAL, v. 28, n. 3, p. 1053-1062, MAR 2017. Web of Science Citations: 0.
DA SILVA, VALERIA NOBREGA; MOSCA FIORELLI, LUCIANA NUNES; DA SILVA, CARLA CRISTIANE; KUROKAWA, CILMERY SUEMI; LEDERER GOLDBERG, TAMARA BERES. Do metabolic syndrome and its components have an impact on bone mineral density in adolescents?. NUTRITION & METABOLISM, v. 14, JAN 4 2017. Web of Science Citations: 9.

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