Posted by Chantel M. Research contributed by the US National Library of Medicine National Institutes of Health
The prevalence of childbearing age obesity is wide spreading in US,
approximately, 50% of them are either overweight [body mass index (BMI)
25-29.9 kg/m(2)] or obese (BMI ≥ 30 kg/m(2)).
Overweight, obesity and central obesity in women with polycystic ovary syndrome
In teh study to to describe the prevalence of overweight, obesity and central obesity
in women with and without PCOS and to assess the confounding effect of
ethnicity, geographic regions and the diagnostic criteria of PCOS on the
prevalence, by the University of Adelaide, Adelaide, posted in PubMed, showed that women with PCOS had a greater risk of overweight, obesity and central obesity. Although our findings support a positive association between obesity
and PCOS, our conclusions are limited by the significant heterogeneity
between studies and further studies are now required to determine the
source of this heterogeneity. Clinical management of PCOS should include
the prevention and management of overweight and obesity.
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