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Oral contraceptives in polycystic ovary syndrome.
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PMID:  25003228     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is the most common endocrine disorder of women of reproductive age and combined oral contraceptives (OCs) are often the first---line treatment of the syndrome by improving hyperandrogenism and regulating menstrual cycles. Oral contraceptives have some cardiovascular and metabolic effects that varies among different formulations depending upon the dose and type of the both estrogen and progestin components. These cardiometabolic effects of OCs raise some concerns about their long---term use in PCOS, but available data suggest that the benefits outweigh the risks. More studies are needed to clarify the safety of long---term use of OCs in PCOS.
Authors:
N Helvaci; B O Yildiz
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2014-7-08
Journal Detail:
Title:  Minerva endocrinologica     Volume:  -     ISSN:  0391-1977     ISO Abbreviation:  Minerva Endocrinol.     Publication Date:  2014 Jul 
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Created Date:  2014-7-8     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8406505     Medline TA:  Minerva Endocrinol     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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