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Permanent URL to this publication: http://dx.doi.org/10.5167/uzh-17402

Rizzo, M; Berneis, K; Spinas, G A; Rini, G B; Carmina, E (2009). Long-term consequences of polycystic ovary syndrome on cardiovascular risk. Fertility and Sterility, 91(4 Supp):1563-1567.

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Abstract

Most available data suggest that the prevalence of cardiovascular diseases in women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is smaller than expected based on risk calculations during fertile years; therefore, more studies are needed on long-term cardiovascular consequences. Evidence is accumulating that postmenopausal women with PCOS have an increased risk of cerebrovascular events and cardiovascular morbidity. These events are partially related to persisting hyperandrogenism but are mostly correlated with excessive body weight (mainly visceral obesity); this suggests that our best long-term strategy is to ensure that women with PCOS are informed about their high risk for metabolic and cardiovascular diseases.

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Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, further contribution
Communities & Collections:04 Faculty of Medicine > University Hospital Zurich > Clinic for Endocrinology and Diabetology
DDC:610 Medicine & health
Language:English
Date:2009
Deposited On:03 Mar 2009 13:46
Last Modified:28 Nov 2013 00:17
Publisher:Elsevier
ISSN:0015-0282
Publisher DOI:10.1016/j.fertnstert.2008.09.070
PubMed ID:18976752

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