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[Polycystic ovary syndrome: an example of obesity-related cardiovascular complication affecting young women].

Authors
  • Orio, Francesco
  • Cascella, Teresa
  • Giallauria, Francesco
  • Palomba, Stefano
  • De Lorenzo, Anna
  • Lucci, Rosa
  • Ambrosino, Elena
  • Lombardi, Gaetano
  • Colao, Annamaria
  • Vigorito, Carlo
Type
Published Article
Journal
Monaldi archives for chest disease = Archivio Monaldi per le malattie del torace / Fondazione clinica del lavoro, IRCCS [and] Istituto di clinica tisiologica e malattie apparato respiratorio, Università di Napoli, Secondo ateneo
Publication Date
Mar 01, 2006
Volume
66
Issue
1
Pages
48–53
Identifiers
PMID: 17125045
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a good example of obesity-related cardiovascular complication affecting young women. PCOS is not only considered a reproductive problem but rather represents a complex endocrine, multifaceted syndrome with important health implications. Several evidences suggest an increased cardiovascular risk of cardiovascular disease associated with this syndrome, characterized by an impairment of heart structure and function, endothelial dysfunction and lipid abnormalities. All these features, probably linked to insulin-resistance, are often present in obese PCOS patients. Cardiovascular abnormalities represent important long-term sequelae of PCOS that need further investigations.

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