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Cardiometabolic Risk Factors in Adolescents with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome

Author(s):

Anastasia Vatopoulou*, Maria-Eleni Dionelli, Alexis Papanikolaou and Sonia Grover   Pages 1 - 4 ( 4 )

Abstract:


It is well-established that adults with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) have increased prevalence of several cardiometabolic risk factors, including obesity, insulin resistance, type 2 diabetes mellitus and dyslipidemia. Accumulating data suggest that these risk factors are already present in adolescence in patients with PCOS. This has major implications for the management of this population, since the timely identification of these risk factors is essential for preventing cardiovascular disease in adulthood. The present review summarizes the existing evidence regarding the prevalence of both traditional and non-traditional cardiometabolic risk factors in adolescents with PCOS.

Keywords:

polycystic ovary syndrome, adolescence, obesity, type 2 diabetes mellitus, hyperandrogenemia, anovulation.

Affiliation:

Second Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Medical School, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, AHEPA Hospital, Thessaloniki, School of Biomedical Sciences, Abertay University, Dundee, Second Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Medical School, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, AHEPA Hospital, Thessaloniki, Department of Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology, The Royal Children’s Hospital, Melbourne



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