The genetics of polycystic ovary syndrome

Brad Eilerman, Marzieh Salehi, Yaron Tomer

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Polycystic ovary syndrome is one of the most common endocrine disorders in women, affecting up to 7% of women of reproductive age. It is characterized by chronic anovulation, hyperandrogenemia, and often obesity [1]. Key reproductive features of PCOS are disordered gonadotropin secretion [2], elevated ovarian and adrenal androgen production [3], and frequently polycystic ovaries. Women with PCOS have profound insulin resistance as well as beta cell dysfunction, regardless of obesity and glucose tolerance status [4].

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationDiagnosis and Management of Polycystic Ovary Syndrome
PublisherSpringer US
Number of pages9
ISBN (Print)9780387097176
StatePublished - 2009
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Medicine


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