The effect of obesity on polycystic ovary syndrome: a systematic review and meta-analysis.

Source: Obesity Reviews, 2013, 14 (2), p.95-109.
Follow this link for abstract.
Date of publication: February, 2013.
Publication type: Review.
In a nutshell: This review paper aimed to assess the effects of overweight, obesity and central obesity on the reproductive, metabolic and psychological features of PCOS. Obesity significantly worsened all metabolic and reproductive outcomes measured, except for hirsutism, when compared to normal weight women with PCOS. However, overweight women had no differences in total testosterone, hirsutism, total-cholesterol and low-density lipoprotein-cholesterol compared to normal weight women and no differences in SHBG and total testosterone compared to obese women. The authors suggest that prevention and treatment of obesity is important in the management of PCOS.
Length of publication: 15 pages.
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