Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) and Its Relationship to Metabolic Risk Factors (Obesity, Diabetes, Hair Growth and more)
Talk recorded by CureTalks on December 19, 2018
Women with PCOS have a hormonal imbalance and metabolism problems that may lead to obesity, cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes, infertility, endometrial cancer and more. There is not a complete cure, but at Penn Medicine, research studies are underway to compare the effects of medications on metabolic risk factors such as weight, blood pressure, glucose, and cholesterol levels in overweight/obese women.
Penn's Anuja Dokras, MD, PhD, Director the PCOS Center, as well as Anastassia Amaro, MD, and Kelly Costello Allison, PhD from the Center for Weight and Eating Disorders, take a deep dive into the nuances of weight, nutrition, psychology and related effects on PCOS and its management.