Published in Obesity and Diabetes Week, March 15th, 2004
"With a prevalence of 5-10% the polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a common disorder of premenopausal women. According to prospective studies abnormal glucose tolerance and diabetes mellitus present in about 10.0% and 35.0% of adult women with PCOS, respectively. PCOS patients have a higher prevalence of cardiovascular risk factors such as hypertension and dyslipidemia," scientists in Germany report.
"The rate of spontaneous abortions as well as the risk of developing gestational diabetes is increased...
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