Prevalence of the metabolic syndrome in German women with polycystic ovary syndrome.

  title={Prevalence of the metabolic syndrome in German women with polycystic ovary syndrome.},
  author={Susanne Hahn and Susanne Tan and Stephan Sack and Rainer Kimmig and Beate Quadbeck and Klaus Mann and Onno Eilard Janssen},
  journal={Experimental and clinical endocrinology & diabetes : official journal, German Society of Endocrinology [and] German Diabetes Association},
  volume={115 2},
The aim of our study was to evaluate the prevalence of the metabolic syndrome (MBS) according to the current International Diabetes Federation definition in German PCOS women. Four hundred and eleven PCOS patients (age 28+/-6.3 years) and 82 controls (age 28+/-7.5 years) were evaluated for anthropometric and metabolic parameters by physical examination, blood testing and a personal interview including family history. A subgroup analysis of controls with BMI-matched PCOS women (BMI 22.9+/-2.8 kg… CONTINUE READING


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