New perspectives in polycystic ovary syndrome

Evanthia Diamanti-Kandarakis, Andrea Dunaif

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Abstract

Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is, perhaps, the most common endocrinopathy affecting premenopausal women. Of such women, 5%-10% have the classic endocrine syndrome of hyperandrogenism and chronic anovulation. The syndrome not only has these long-appreciated reproductive morbidities, but it also has more recently recognized important metabolic consequences related to insulin resistance. This article reviews the current state of the field with respect to the pathogenesis of PCOS and the insulin resistance associated with it.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)267-271
Number of pages5
JournalTrends in Endocrinology and Metabolism
Volume7
Issue number8
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 1996
Externally publishedYes

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