Vascular function in the diagnostic categories of polycystic ovary syndrome

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Abstract

BACKGROUND Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is associated with increased risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD). However, it is unknown whether CVD risk is equivalent across the different diagnostic categories or phenotypes of PCOS, particularly in the new phenotypes that affect up to 50 of women with PCOS. Surrogate markers of CVD include endothelial function and arterial stiffness that are independent risk factors for CVD. The primary aim of this study was to assess whether milder phenotypes of PCOS have elevated CVD risk compared with controls.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2192 - 2199
Number of pages8
JournalHuman Reproduction
Volume26
Issue number8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011

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