Polycystic Ovary Syndrome

International PCOS Network Issues New Guidelines for Management and Diagnosis of PCOS

International PCOS Network Issues New Guidelines for Management and Diagnosis of PCOS

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International evidence-based guidelines include 166 recommendations and practice points to improve health outcomes of women with PCOS.

Influence of Obesity, Gender, and Sex Hormones on PCOS and Gut Microbiota

Influence of Obesity, Gender, and Sex Hormones on PCOS and Gut Microbiota

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Investigators examine the influence of gender, sex hormones, and obesity on the composition of gut microbiota in women with PCOS.

Serum Chemerin May Predict Risk for Spontaneous Abortion in Women With PCOS

Serum Chemerin May Predict Risk for Spontaneous Abortion in Women With PCOS

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Serum chemerin may serve as a biomarker to identify pregnant women with polycystic ovary syndrome who are at particular risk for later abortion, and who may benefit from prevention strategies.

Metabolic Influence of Metformin in Pregnant Women With PCOS

Metabolic Influence of Metformin in Pregnant Women With PCOS

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Metformin treatment during pregnancy did not influence the metabolic profile in women with polycystic ovary syndrome at 7.7 years of follow-up.

Adverse Neurodevelopmental and Mental Health Outcomes in PCOS

Adverse Neurodevelopmental and Mental Health Outcomes in PCOS

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These data confirmed the increased risk for psychiatric disorders in women with PCOS, and indicated an increased risk for ADHD and ASD in their children.

Polycystic Ovary Syndrome Tied to Risk for Mental Health Issues

Polycystic Ovary Syndrome Tied to Risk for Mental Health Issues

Researchers evaluated the association between PCOS and psychiatric outcomes, as well as whether rates of autism spectrum disorder and attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder are higher in children of mothers with PCOS.

Metformin May Improve Pregnancy Outcomes in Polycystic Ovary Syndrome

Metformin May Improve Pregnancy Outcomes in Polycystic Ovary Syndrome

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Metformin treatment during pregnancy may improve outcomes in women with polycystic ovary syndrome.

Children Exposed to Metformin In Utero Have Increased Risk of Being Overweight

Children Exposed to Metformin In Utero Have Increased Risk of Being Overweight

Children exposed to metformin had higher BMI and increased prevalence of overweight/obesity at 4 years of age.

Metformin and PCOS: Improving Menstrual Cycle and Hormone Profiles

Metformin and PCOS: Improving Menstrual Cycle and Hormone Profiles

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Variable improvements in menses, hormones, and metabolism were seen during 24 months of metformin use in 119 women with PCOS sub-grouped by baseline weight and androgen status.

Pregnancy Rates in Women Undergoing IVF With Fresh vs Frozen Embryos

Pregnancy Rates in Women Undergoing IVF With Fresh vs Frozen Embryos

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Study evaluated the difference in the rate of ongoing pregnancy or live birth between frozen embryo transfer and fresh embryo transfer in women without polycystic ovary syndrome who were undergoing IVF.

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

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