JOURNAL OF OBSTETRICS AND GYNAECOLOGY RESEARCH, vol.43, no.12, pp.1848-1854, 2017 (Journal Indexed in SCI)
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JOURNAL OF OBSTETRICS AND GYNAECOLOGY RESEARCH
body mass index, cardiovascular risk, carotid intima-media thickness, polycystic ovary syndrome, INTIMA-MEDIA THICKNESS, PREMATURE CAROTID ATHEROSCLEROSIS, YOUNG-WOMEN, ARTERIAL STIFFNESS, SUBCLINICAL ATHEROSCLEROSIS, INSULIN-RESISTANCE, VASCULAR FUNCTION, ANDROGEN EXCESS, SYNDROME PCOS, DISEASE RISK
AimThe risk of cardiovascular disease is higher in women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) compared to healthy individuals. Chronic inflammation, insulin resistance, hyperandrogenemia, hyperlipidemia and increased oxidative stress are known to have a role in the formation of atherosclerosis and cardiovascular disease. The aim of our study was to evaluate if cardiovascular risk varied according to different PCOS criteria, using carotid intima-media thickness (CIMT), which is an important marker of major cardiovascular events in the later stages of life.