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Polycystic ovary syndrome, diabetes and cardiovascular disease: risks and risk factors.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  16147598     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Polycystic ovary syndrome is one of the most common endocrine disorders in the human, affecting approximately 10% of women of reproductive age. Although originally considered a gynaecological disorder, the syndrome is associated with a wide range of endocrine and metabolic abnormalities, including insulin resistance. Affected women are at an increased risk of developing gestational and non-insulin dependent diabetes and there is an association with cardiovascular risk factors including obesity, hypertension, dyslipidaemia, hyperhomocysteinaemia, increased intima media thickness and impaired vascular elasticity. The effect on cardiovascular mortality is currently unclear. However, in view of the proven links with diabetes and the cardiovascular risk markers, this condition should be considered within the province of physicians as well as gynaecologists.
K Lakhani; G M Prelevic; A M Seifalian; W U Atiomo; P Hardiman
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of obstetrics and gynaecology : the journal of the Institute of Obstetrics and Gynaecology     Volume:  24     ISSN:  0144-3615     ISO Abbreviation:  J Obstet Gynaecol     Publication Date:  2004 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2005-09-08     Completed Date:  2005-09-22     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8309140     Medline TA:  J Obstet Gynaecol     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  613-21     Citation Subset:  IM    
Ultrasound Department X-Ray, North Middlesex Hospital, London, UK.
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MeSH Terms
Arteriosclerosis / complications
Cardiovascular Diseases / complications*
Diabetes Mellitus*
Glucose Intolerance / complications
Hyperlipidemias / complications
Hypertension / complications
Obesity / complications
Polycystic Ovary Syndrome / complications*
Risk Factors

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