Polycystic Ovary Syndrome

Predicting Metabolic Dysfunction in PCOS Through Acne, Hirsutism

Predicting Metabolic Dysfunction in PCOS Through Acne, Hirsutism

While hirsutism may indicate metabolic abnormalities, acne and androgenic alopecia are associated with other clinical hyperandrogenism manifestations.

Does PCOS Increase T2D Event Rate?

Does PCOS Increase T2D Event Rate?

Among women with polycystic ovary syndrome, type two diabetes was more common and diagnosed at a younger age than in control groups.

Acupuncture Efficacy in Stress Incontinence, PCOS Examined

Acupuncture Efficacy in Stress Incontinence, PCOS Examined

Two studies examined the efficacy of acupuncture therapy for stress incontinence and PCOS, finding mixed results.

Does PCOS Increase Depression and Anxiety Symptoms?

Does PCOS Increase Depression and Anxiety Symptoms?

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Data from a systematic review and meta-analysis confirmed a higher risk of anxiety and depression in PCOS, but underlying factors are still unclear.

Metabolic Syndrome Rates Differ by Race, Ethnicity in Women With Polycystic Ovary Syndrome

Metabolic Syndrome Rates Differ by Race, Ethnicity in Women With Polycystic Ovary Syndrome

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The highest prevalence of metabolic syndrome in women with polycystic ovary syndrome in the United States occurred in black women.

Reducing Ectopic Fat Restores Normalized Ovulation in PCOS

Reducing Ectopic Fat Restores Normalized Ovulation in PCOS

Researchers examined the efficacy of combination SPIOMET therapy vs oral contraceptive for reducing ectopic fat and restoring normalized ovulation in adolescents with PCOS.

Does Metformin Therapy During Pregnancy Affect Metabolic Health in PCOS?

Does Metformin Therapy During Pregnancy Affect Metabolic Health in PCOS?

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In a follow-up to the PregMet study, researchers examined the long-term metabolic effects of metformin therapy in pregnancy with polycystic ovarian syndrome.

Survey: Women Dissatisfied With Diagnosis of Polycystic Ovary Syndrome

Survey: Women Dissatisfied With Diagnosis of Polycystic Ovary Syndrome

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An international survey shows that women with polycystic ovary syndrome are dissatisfied with the information they receive and the length of time to diagnosis.

Resveratrol May Address Hormonal Imbalance in Polycystic Ovary Syndrome

Resveratrol May Address Hormonal Imbalance in Polycystic Ovary Syndrome

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Resveratrol decreased levels of adrenal and ovarian androgens in women with polycystic ovary syndrome.

Bariatric Surgery Beneficial in Polycystic Ovary Syndrome

Bariatric Surgery Beneficial in Polycystic Ovary Syndrome

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Women experienced weight loss as well as decreases in ovarian volume and markers of androgen excess.

Frozen vs Fresh Embryos for IVF in Polycystic Ovary Syndrome

Frozen vs Fresh Embryos for IVF in Polycystic Ovary Syndrome

For women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) seeking infertility treatment, the use of frozen embryos rather than fresh appears to improve the chances for a successful pregnancy.

Study Suggests Soy Isoflavones May Have Metabolic Benefits in PCOS

Study Suggests Soy Isoflavones May Have Metabolic Benefits in PCOS

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Soy isoflavones were associated with lower levels of circulating insulin and biological markers of insulin resistance in polycystic ovary syndrome.

Diagnosis, Management of PCOS Discussed in Case Vignette

Diagnosis, Management of PCOS Discussed in Case Vignette

The diagnosis and management of polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) was discussed in a case vignette published in The New England Journal of Medicine.

Abnormal Adrenal Function May Affect Some Women With PCOS

Abnormal Adrenal Function May Affect Some Women With PCOS

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A portion of women with polycystic ovary syndrome may experience excess adrenal hormone production.

Metformin, Oral Contraceptives May Benefit Adolescents With PCOS

Metformin, Oral Contraceptives May Benefit Adolescents With PCOS

Four randomized controlled trials show benefits for metformin and oral contraceptive pills.

Asthma Associated With Polycystic Ovary Syndrome, Overweight, and Obesity

Asthma Associated With Polycystic Ovary Syndrome, Overweight, and Obesity

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Risk for asthma was increased by 34% in women with polycystic ovary syndrome.

Evaluating Hyperandrogenemia in Polycystic Ovary Syndrome

Evaluating Hyperandrogenemia in Polycystic Ovary Syndrome

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Researchers concluded that including androstenedione in the diagnosis of biochemical hyperandrogenism led to a prevalence of hyperandrogenic PCOS of more than 80%.

Off-Label Metformin Use Common in Teens

Off-Label Metformin Use Common in Teens

Analyses of 3 databases show use for metabolic syndrome, PCOS, and obesity.

Exploring the Effects of Lifestyle Modifications on Fertility in PCOS

Exploring the Effects of Lifestyle Modifications on Fertility in PCOS

Preconception interventions designed to induce weight loss in women with PCOS improved metabolic parameters and ovulation rates.

Maternal PCOS May Increase Risk for Autism in Children

Maternal PCOS May Increase Risk for Autism in Children

Children born to mothers with polycystic ovary syndrome may be more likely to have autism spectrum disordes

Review Discusses PCOS Diagnosis, Treatment in Adolescents

Review Discusses PCOS Diagnosis, Treatment in Adolescents

Hyperandrogenic anovulation for more than 2 years distinguishes PCOS from physiologic anovulation, according to the review.

Fracture Risk Reduced in Polycystic Ovary Syndrome

Fracture Risk Reduced in Polycystic Ovary Syndrome

Researchers noted that fracture risk reduction was more pronounced in women diagnosed before age 30 years.

Menstrual Preconditioning May Prevent Complications in PCOS

Menstrual Preconditioning May Prevent Complications in PCOS

Induction of ovulation should be preceded by period of progesterone withdrawal bleeding.

In PCOS, Preventing Chronic Disease Requires Multi-Pronged Approach

In PCOS, Preventing Chronic Disease Requires Multi-Pronged Approach

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Nutrition and lifestyle modifications form cornerstone of therapy.

Beta-Cell Function Tied to Inflammation in PCOS

Beta-Cell Function Tied to Inflammation in PCOS

Research implicates inflammation in the impairment of beta-cell function in PCOS.

In PCOS, Resistance Training Improved Sexual Function, Depression, Anxiety

In PCOS, Resistance Training Improved Sexual Function, Depression, Anxiety

Significant improvements were seen in desire, excitement and lubrication.

New Study Offers Insight into Ovarian Disorders, Female Infertility

New Study Offers Insight into Ovarian Disorders, Female Infertility

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New biological data on ovarian biology may help researchers better understand the causes of ovarian disorders, such as polycystic ovary syndrome.

Hospitalization Twice as Likely in PCOS

Hospitalization Twice as Likely in PCOS

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Women with polycystic ovary syndrome at increased risk for serious medical conditions.

Hyperandrogenism Linked to Low BMI in Polycystic Ovary Syndrome

Hyperandrogenism Linked to Low BMI in Polycystic Ovary Syndrome

PCOS patients with lower BMI were more likely to have hyperandrogenism than those with high BMI.

Cinnamon Supplements Improved Menstrual Cyclicity in Polycystic Ovary Syndrome

Cinnamon Supplements Improved Menstrual Cyclicity in Polycystic Ovary Syndrome

Women with polycystic ovary syndrome taking cinnamon supplements experienced more frequent menstrual cycles.

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