[Use of metformin in polycystic ovary syndrome].

  title={[Use of metformin in polycystic ovary syndrome].},
  author={Sven Magnus Carlsen},
  journal={Tidsskrift for den Norske laegeforening : tidsskrift for praktisk medicin, ny raekke},
  volume={129 16},
The preferred treatment for polycystic ovary syndrome, which affects women of fertile age, is diet and lifestyle interventions - especially in association with overweight. However, an increasing number of studies have shown that metformin has a beneficial effect on many of the syndrome's manifestations. Norwegian physicians should therefore consider metformin treatment of patients with polycystic ovary syndrome.