Obesity, lipids, cardiovascular risk, and androgen excess.

  title={Obesity, lipids, cardiovascular risk, and androgen excess.},
  author={Robert A. Wild},
  journal={The American journal of medicine},
  volume={98 1A},
Several lines of evidence suggest that a subset of women may be at increased risk of cardiovascular disease because of unfavorable alterations in insulin action and/or production, accompanying altered apolipoprotein metabolism and altered androgenicity and/or estrogenicity. A number of cardiovascular disease risk factors, including central obesity, insulin resistance (with associated hyperinsulinemia), dyslipidemia, and/or diabetes mellitus, tend to cluster in these women. Another common… CONTINUE READING


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