Risk for PCOS increased minimally with obesity

Haigh, Christen
March 2008
Endocrine Today;3/10/2008, Vol. 6 Issue 4, p14
The article reports on women with polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) and its association with obesity. Dr. Ricardo Azziz, director of the Center for Androgen-related disorders, said that obesity has a weak association with PCOS. However, a related study published in "Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism" found that women with PCOS have elevated asymmetrical dimethylarginine levels, and this is related to decreased insulin resistance.


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