Insulin resistance and polycystic ovary syndrome through life

Authors
Diamanti Kandarakis, Evanthia; Spritzer, Poli Mara; Sir Petermann, Teresa; Motta, Alicia Beatriz
Publication Year
2012
Language
English
Format
article
Status
Published version
Description
The heterogeneity of Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) emphasizes the need for a consensual review of the data concerning its diagnosis and treatment and for determination of the relationship between the development of PCOS and the ethnic origin, the social status and the lifespan. Insulin resistance is an important characteristic in women with PCOS that aggravates features of PCOS. This review is focused in the diagnosis and treatment of insulin resistance and the risk factors for PCOS during childhood, adolescence and postmenopause. The role of endocrine disruptors and/or their interaction with PCOS have also been analyzed.
Fil: Diamanti Kandarakis, Evanthia. Universidad Nacional y Kapodistriaca de Atenas; Grecia
Fil: Spritzer, Poli Mara. Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul; Brasil
Fil: Sir Petermann, Teresa. Universidad de Chile; Chile
Fil: Motta, Alicia Beatriz. Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas. Oficina de Coordinación Administrativa Houssay. Centro de Estudios Farmacológicos y Botánicos. Universidad de Buenos Aires. Facultad de Medicina. Centro de Estudios Farmacológicos y Botánicos; Argentina
Subject
Polycystic ovary syndrome
Insulin resistance
Child
Adolescence
Menopause
Treatments
diagnosis
Endocrine
Risk factors
Testosterone
Obstetricia y Ginecología
Medicina Clínica
CIENCIAS MÉDICAS Y DE LA SALUD
Access level
Restricted access
License
https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.5/ar/
Repository
CONICET Digital (CONICET)
Institution
Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas
OAI Identifier
oai:ri.conicet.gov.ar:11336/17237