Metformin vs thiazolidinediones for treatment of clinical, hormonal and metabolic characteristics of polycystic ovary syndrome: a meta‐analysis

@article{Li2011MetforminVT,
  title={Metformin vs thiazolidinediones for treatment of clinical, hormonal and metabolic characteristics of polycystic ovary syndrome: a meta‐analysis},
  author={X-J Li and Ya-xin Yu and C‐Q. Liu and W. Zhang and Hj Zhang and Bing Yan and L‐Y. Wang and S-Y Yang and S-h Zhang},
  journal={Clinical Endocrinology},
  year={2011},
  volume={74}
}
Objectives  Insulin‐sensitizing drugs (ISDs) have been advocated for the long‐term treatment of polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). It is therefore important to compare the efficacy and safety of ISDs such as metformin and thiazolidinediones (TZDs) for the treatment of this syndrome. 

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