Chapter 13. Obesity and PCOS

  1. Anthony H. Barnett3,4,5 and
  2. Sudhesh Kumar6
  1. Diana Raskauskiene1 and
  2. Richard N. Clayton2

Published Online: 24 APR 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9780470741474.ch13

Obesity and Diabetes, Second Edition

Obesity and Diabetes, Second Edition

How to Cite

Raskauskiene, D. and Clayton, R. N. (2009) Obesity and PCOS, in Obesity and Diabetes, Second Edition (eds A. H. Barnett and S. Kumar), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470741474.ch13

Editor Information

  1. 3

    Department of Medicine, University of Birmingham, UK

  2. 4

    Birmingham Heartlands and Solihull NHS Trust, UK

  3. 5

    Birmingham Heartlands Hospital, Undergraduate Centre, Bordesley Green East, Birmingham, B9 5SS, UK

  4. 6

    Warwick Medical School, University of Warwick, Coventry, CV4 7AL, UK

Author Information

  1. 1

    Department of Endocrinology, School of Medicine, Keele University, Thornburrow Drive, Hartshill, Stoke-on-Trent, ST4 7QB, UK

  2. 2

    Department of Endocrinology, School of Medicine, Keele University, Stoke-on-Trent, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 24 APR 2009
  2. Published Print: 20 MAR 2009

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470519813

Online ISBN: 9780470741474

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Keywords:

  • obesity and PCOS;
  • polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) - commonly diagnosed female endocrinopathy;
  • genetics of PCOS;
  • pathogenetic mechanisms underlying relationship between obesity and PCOS;
  • perturbations of gonadotropin secretion - hallmarks of PCOS;
  • women with PCOS - high risk for dyslipidaemia;
  • weight reduction by lifestyle modification;
  • oral contraceptives usage in women with PCOS - to avoid developing endometrial hyperplasia

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Definition of the syndrome

  • Genetics of PCOS

  • Scope of the chapter

  • Pathogenetic mechanisms underlying the relationship between obesity and PCOS

  • Clinical features of obese PCOS women

  • Treatment of obese women with PCOS

  • Conclusions

  • References