PCOS, coronary heart disease, stroke and the influence of obesity: a systematic review and meta-analysis

@article{Groot2011PCOSCH,
  title={PCOS, coronary heart disease, stroke and the influence of obesity: a systematic review and meta-analysis},
  author={P C M Pieter-Kees de Groot and Olaf Matthijs Dekkers and Johannes Anthonius Romijn and Sandra W. M. Dieben and Frans M. Helmerhorst},
  journal={Human reproduction update},
  year={2011},
  volume={17 4},
  pages={
          495-500
        }
}
BACKGROUND Patients with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) are at risk of arterial disease. We examined the risk of (non)fatal coronary heart disease (CHD) or stroke in patients with PCOS and ovulatory women without PCOS, and assessed whether obesity might explain a higher risk of CHD or stroke. METHODS We performed a systematic review and meta-analysis of controlled observational studies. Four definitions of PCOS were considered: World Health Organization type II anovulation, National… CONTINUE READING
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