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Current Pharmaceutical Design


ISSN (Print): 1381-6128
ISSN (Online): 1873-4286

Review Article

Cardiometabolic Risk Factors in Adolescents with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome

Author(s): Anastasia Vatopoulou*, Maria-Eleni Dionelli, Alexis Papanikolaou and Sonia Grover

Volume 27, Issue 36, 2021

Published on: 27 November, 2020

Page: [3808 - 3811] Pages: 4

DOI: 10.2174/1381612826666201127123357

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It is well-established that adults with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) have an 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 traditional and non-traditional cardiometabolic risk factors in adolescents with PCOS.

Keywords: Polycystic ovary syndrome, adolescence, obesity, type 2 diabetes mellitus, hyperandrogenemia, anovulation.

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