Polycystic ovary syndrome, androgen excess, and the impact on bone.

@article{Zborowski2001PolycysticOS,
  title={Polycystic ovary syndrome, androgen excess, and the impact on bone.},
  author={Jeanne V Zborowski and Evelyn O. Talbott and Jane A. Cauley},
  journal={Obstetrics and gynecology clinics of North America},
  year={2001},
  volume={28 1},
  pages={135-51, vii-viii}
}
Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a unique, natural model for the study of the influence of androgen excess on bone mass among women. Both thin and obese women develop PCOS, a presentation that allows for the evaluation of the effects of life-long obesity, alterations in body composition (central adiposity), and related metabolic abnormalities (hyperandrogenemia, hyperinsulinemia) on the skeleton. The relatively high prevalence of PCOS and its manifestation early in life render this disorder… CONTINUE READING