Metabolic syndrome in polycystic ovary syndrome: a review


  • Kalaivani V. Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Shri Sathya Sai Medical College and Research Institute, Tamil Nadu, India
  • Ushadevi Gopalan Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Shri Sathya Sai Medical College and Research Institute, Tamil Nadu, India



Polycystic ovary syndrome, Metabolic syndrome, Insulin resistance, Dyslipidaemia, Hyperandrogenism


Polycystic ovary syndrome is one of the most common endocrine abnormalities in women. It affects both reproductive life and overall health of the women including metabolic abnormalities. A multidisciplinary approach is needed in those with metabolic variations to prevent them from the long-term complications like cardiovascular diseases and diabetes mellitus. The objective of this article is to review the association between PCOS and metabolic syndrome.


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