Chapter 13. Obesity and Polycystic Ovary Syndrome

  1. Anthony H. Barnett Professor of Medicine and Consultant Physician2 and
  2. Sudhesh Kumar Professor of Medicine3
  1. Diana Raskauskiene and
  2. Richard N. Clayton

Published Online: 7 FEB 2006

DOI: 10.1002/0470011106.ch13

Obesity and Diabetes

Obesity and Diabetes

How to Cite

Raskauskiene, D. and Clayton, R. N. (2004) Obesity and Polycystic Ovary Syndrome, in Obesity and Diabetes (eds A. H. Barnett and S. Kumar), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/0470011106.ch13

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Dept of Medicine/Diabetes/Endocrinology, Birmingham Heartlands Hospital, Birmingham, UK

  2. 3

    Diabetes & Metabolism, Warwick Medical School, University of Warwick, Coventry CV4 7AL, UK

Author Information

  1. Dept of Endocrinology, School of Medicine, Keele University, Thornburrow Drive, Hartshill, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffs ST4 7QB, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 7 FEB 2006
  2. Published Print: 17 APR 2004

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470848982

Online ISBN: 9780470011102



  • Definition of the Syndrome

  • Pathogenetic Mechanisms Underlying the Relationship between Obesity and PCOS (Table 13.1)

  • SHBG

  • Clinical Features of Obese PCOS Women

  • Treatment of Obese Women with PCOS (Table 13.2)

  • Conclusions

  • References