Prevalence of polycystic ovary syndrome in Chinese obese women of reproductive age with or without metabolic syndrome

Polycystic ovary syndrome is no more frequent in metabolically unhealthy obese women than in metabolically healthy obese women.

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Volume 107, Issue 4, Pages 1048–1054


Peiwen Liang, M.D., Liuqing Xi, M.D., Juan Shi, Ph.D., Wanyu Li, M.D., Shaoqian Zhao, M.D., Yuying Deng, M.D., Rui Wang, Ph.D., Yingkai Sun, Ph.D., Bin Gu, M.D., Lihui Yuan, M.D., Yifei Zhang, Ph.D., Weiqiong Gu, Ph.D., Weiqing Wang, Ph.D., Jie Hong, Ph.D.


For the first time, our findings suggest that MetS does not add additional risk for PCOS. In addition, we found that both MUO and MHO are associated with insulin resistance to some extent.

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Fertility and Sterility

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