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Front Med Chin    2010, Vol. 4 Issue (3) : 280-284     DOI: 10.1007/s11684-010-0098-2
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Polycystic ovary syndrome
Zi-Jiang CHEN(), Yuhua SHI
Center for Reproductive Medicine, Provincial Hospital Affiliated to Shandong University, Jinan 250021, China
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Abstract  

Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a common gynecologic endocrinopathy. The pathogenesis of PCOS is associated with both heredity and environment. PCOS has adverse impacts on female endocrine, reproduction, and metabolism. PCOS can impact women’s reproductive health, leading to anovulatory infertility and higher rate of early pregnancy loss. PCOS has additional metabolic derangements, such as insulin resistance, impaired glucose tolerance, and dyslipidemia. The risks of diabetes, cardiovascular disease, hypertension, metabolic syndrome, and endometrial cancer among PCOS patients are significantly increased as well.

Keywords polycystic ovary syndrome      genetics      metabolic disturbance     
Corresponding Authors: CHEN Zi-Jiang,Email:zjchen 59@yahoo.com   
Issue Date: 05 September 2010
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http://academic.hep.com.cn/fmd/EN/10.1007/s11684-010-0098-2     OR     http://academic.hep.com.cn/fmd/EN/Y2010/V4/I3/280
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