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Polycystic ovary syndrome: a reproductive and metabolic web of risk, comorbidities, and disease

Polycystic ovary syndrome: a reproductive and metabolic web of risk, comorbidities, and disease
Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) has been described as the most common endocrine disorder affecting reproductive age women. PCOS is often associated with metabolic dysfunction, obesity, glucose intolerance with hyperinsulinemia, lipid abnormalities. and hypertension. Women with PCOS also suffer higher rates of cardiovascular (CV) disease, peripheral vascular disease, stroke, diabetes, sleep apnea, non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, and breast and uterine cancer. However, rather than a strict cause and effect relationship, many have argued that these conditions are independent or related to a specific feature such as obesity or glucose intolerance in women who also have PCOS and are not a requisite part of the syndrome (1).
Source: fertstert.org

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