The polycystic ovary syndrome: an example of obesity-related cardiovascular complication affecting young women

https://doi.org/10.4081/monaldi.2006.540

Authors

  • Francesco Orio | francescoorio@virgilio.it Endocrinologia ed Oncologia Molecolare & Clinica, Università degli Studi di Napoli “Federico II”, Napoli, Italy.
  • Teresa Cascella Endocrinologia ed Oncologia Molecolare & Clinica, Università degli Studi di Napoli “Federico II”, Napoli, Italy.
  • Francesco Giallauria Medicina Clinica, Scienze Cardiovascolari ed Immunologiche, Area Funzionale di Riabilitazione Cardiologica, Università degli Studi di Napoli “Federico II”, Napoli, Italy.
  • Stefano Palomba Ginecologia ed Ostetricia Università di Catanzaro “Magna Graecia”, Catanzaro, Italy.
  • Anna De Lorenzo Medicina Clinica, Scienze Cardiovascolari ed Immunologiche, Area Funzionale di Riabilitazione Cardiologica, Università degli Studi di Napoli “Federico II”, Napoli, Italy.
  • Rosa Lucci Medicina Clinica, Scienze Cardiovascolari ed Immunologiche, Area Funzionale di Riabilitazione Cardiologica, Università degli Studi di Napoli “Federico II”, Napoli, Italy.
  • Elena Ambrosino Ginecologia ed Ostetricia Università degli Studi di Napoli “Federico II”, Napoli, Italy.
  • Gaetano Lombardi Endocrinologia ed Oncologia Molecolare & Clinica, Università degli Studi di Napoli “Federico II”, Napoli, Italy.
  • Annamaria Colao Endocrinologia ed Oncologia Molecolare & Clinica, Università degli Studi di Napoli “Federico II”, Napoli, Italy.
  • Carlo Vigorito Medicina Clinica, Scienze Cardiovascolari ed Immunologiche, Area Funzionale di Riabilitazione Cardiologica, Università degli Studi di Napoli “Federico II”, Napoli, Italy.

Abstract

Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a good example of obesity-related cardiovascular complication affecting young women. PCOS is not only considered a reproductive problem but rather represents a complex endocrine, multifaceted syndrome with important health implications. Several evidences suggest an increased cardiovascular risk of cardiovascular disease associated with this syndrome, characterized by an impairment of heart structure and function, endothelial dysfunction and lipid abnormalities. All these features, probably linked to insulin-resistance, are often present in obese PCOS patients. Cardiovascular abnormalities represent important long-term sequelae of PCOS that need further investigations.

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2016-02-05
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Keywords:
polycystic ovary syndrome, cardiovascular risk, insulin-resistance
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How to Cite
Orio, Francesco, Teresa Cascella, Francesco Giallauria, Stefano Palomba, Anna De Lorenzo, Rosa Lucci, Elena Ambrosino, Gaetano Lombardi, Annamaria Colao, and Carlo Vigorito. 2016. “The Polycystic Ovary Syndrome: An Example of Obesity-Related Cardiovascular Complication Affecting Young Women”. Monaldi Archives for Chest Disease 66 (1). https://doi.org/10.4081/monaldi.2006.540.

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