TITLE

Risk for PCOS increased minimally with obesity

AUTHOR(S)
Haigh, Christen
PUB. DATE
March 2008
SOURCE
Endocrine Today;3/10/2008, Vol. 6 Issue 4, p14
SOURCE TYPE
Newspaper
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
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.
ACCESSION #
31725051

 

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