PCOS linked to maternal obesity and smoking
A Swedish study, published inBJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics& Gynaecology, reports that those diagnosed with PCOS are more likely to have obese mothers or mothers that smoked during pregnancy.Healio (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - June 21, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

The common condition that has no cure
One in five women in the UK are thought to have PCOS, a condition for which there’s no cure. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - June 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Obese women with PCOS can improve their health by simply soaking in a hot tub
(Natural News) Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is one of the most common hormonal problems women face today. It is said that at least five to 10 percent of women of childbearing age are diagnosed with it. For years patients have been treating the illness by taking hormonal pills, but researchers recently discovered a new remedy.... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - June 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Fertility hope for PCOS sufferers as scientists find possible cause
Researchers at the French National Institute of Health and Medical Research hope to start trials on women within a year to find out if PCOS can be reversed in humans the same way it can in mice. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Leading cause of female infertility linked to hormone exposure in womb
The leading cause of infertility in women, called polycystic ovary syndrome, could have developed when they were in the womb, according to a study of mice. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - May 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Polycystic ovary syndrome: Scientists closer to understanding cause
A common cause of infertility may be due to a hormonal imbalance before birth, researchers say. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - May 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New research uncovers possible cause of PCOS
A study, published inNature Medicine, has found that altered function of antimullerian hormone may be the underlying cause of PCOS.Science Magazine (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - May 15, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Frozen Embryo Transfer Risks; PCOS Awareness Month; Rising Insulin Costs
(MedPage Today) -- News and commentary from the endocrinology world (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - May 4, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

EndoBreak: Infertility Awareness Week; Hot Tub PCOS Tx; Vaginal Dryness Drug
(MedPage Today) -- News and commentary from the endocrinology world (Source: MedPage Today Endocrinology)
Source: MedPage Today Endocrinology - April 27, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Soaking In Hot Tub Could Be Beneficial For Women Suffering From PCOS
BOSTON (CBS) – Researchers from the University of Oregon studied six women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) and found that when they soaked in a hot tub for one hour three to four times a week they experienced a variety of health benefits. After two months, the women had reduced resistance to insulin, lower blood pressure and heart rate and some even had more regular menstrual cycles and clearer skin. PCOS affects about 10% of women of reproductive age. It causes multiple cysts to form on the ovaries and also increases a woman’s risk of obesity, type 2 diabetes, and infertility. The researchers say the hot...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - April 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health Syndicated Local Watch Listen Dr. Mallika Marshall Source Type: news

Menstrual Dysfunction Common in Youth-Onset T2D (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- PCOS may also be present, but masked by metformin treatment (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - April 25, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

PCOS linked to increased mental health issues
A recent study, published in theJournal of Clinical Endocrinology& Metabolism, reports that women with PCOS have a higher risk of developing mental health problems, including depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder and eating disorders.Cosmopolitan (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - April 13, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Polycystic Ovary Syndrome Tied to Risk of Mental Health Issues
Further, there is increased risk of ADHD and autism spectrum disorder in their children (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - April 11, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Gynecology, Neurology, Pediatrics, Psychiatry, Journal, Source Type: news

Chronic ovarian cysts increase a woman ’s risk of mental health issues
One of the largest studies on polycystic ovarian syndrome and mental health to date, from Cardiff University, has confirmed that PCOS raises risks for depression anxiety and bipolar disorders. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Ovarian cysts increase a woman ’s risk of mental health issues
One of the largest studies on polycystic ovarian syndrome and mental health to date, from Cardiff University, has confirmed that PCOS raises risks for depression anxiety and bipolar disorders. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Polycystic Ovary Syndrome Tied to Risk of Mental Health Issues
TUESDAY, April 10, 2018 -- Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is associated with higher risk of psychiatric conditions, according to a study published online April 10 in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology& Metabolism. Thomas R. Berni, from... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - April 10, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

PCOS May Compromise Mental Health
(MedPage Today) -- Depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder all tied to hormonal condition (Source: MedPage Today Neurology)
Source: MedPage Today Neurology - April 10, 2018 Category: Neurology Source Type: news

Common Gynecologic Condition, Polycystic Ovary Syndrome, Linked to Mental Health Issues
TUESDAY, April 10, 2018 -- Could women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) be at increased risk for mental health problems? And are their children more likely to have autism and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)? That's the... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - April 10, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

PCOS linked to increased liver disease risk
According to a study, published inPLOS Medicine, women with PCOS have double the risk of developing nonalcoholic fatty liver disease.Healio (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - April 6, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Guideline Urges Hormone Test for Women With Unwanted Hair
FRIDAY, March 30, 2018 -- Women with dark, coarse hair growth on the face, chest or back should be tested for polycystic ovary syndrome and other underlying health problems, a new Endocrine Society guideline says. Hirsutism -- the growth of unwanted... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - March 30, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Women with polycystic ovary syndrome at double risk of liver disease
Women with polycystic ovaries having a two-fold increased risk of developing non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, according to UK researchers. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - March 29, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Use of most-prescribed diabetes drug, metformin, during pregnancy found to increase risk of obesity in the child
(Natural News) According to the results of a study, women who take metformin, a common diabetes medication, could be putting their children at increased risk of being obese or overweight. More pregnant women with gestational diabetes or polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) are taking metformin to treat their conditions. PCOS usually causes infertility, and the condition can put... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - March 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Metformin May Prevent Pregnancy Complications in PCOS Metformin May Prevent Pregnancy Complications in PCOS
In women with polycystic ovary syndrome, metformin treatment during pregnancy cut the risks for late miscarriage and preterm birth, but didn't prevent gestational diabetes.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape ObGyn and Womens Health Headlines)
Source: Medscape ObGyn and Womens Health Headlines - March 22, 2018 Category: OBGYN Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Metformin use may lower pregnancy complications in PCOS
New research presented at ENDO 2018 suggests that women who suffer from PCOS, and use metformin during pregnancy, are at a lower risk of late miscarriage and premature birth.Medical Xpress (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - March 21, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Updated Guidelines on Hirsutism in Premenopausal Women Updated Guidelines on Hirsutism in Premenopausal Women
Endocrine Society has released an updated guideline on hirsutism in premenopausal women, cosponsored by the Androgen Excess and PCOS Society and European Society of Endocrinology.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - March 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Health Tip: Learn Symptoms of Polycystic Ovary Syndrome
-- Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is believed caused by a hormonal imbalance that affects the release of a woman's egg each month. The condition, which usually causes infertility, affects up to one in 10 women of childbearing age, the Office on... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - March 7, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Health Tip: Learn Symptoms of Polycystic Ovary Syndrome
Title: Health Tip: Learn Symptoms of Polycystic Ovary SyndromeCategory: Health NewsCreated: 3/7/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 3/7/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Womens Health General)
Source: MedicineNet Womens Health General - March 7, 2018 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Experts issue recommendations to manage unwanted hair growth in women
(The Endocrine Society) All women who have unwanted dark, course hair growing on the face, chest or back should undergo testing for polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) and other underlying health problems, Endocrine Society experts concluded in an updated Clinical Practice Guideline released today. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 7, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Metformin use during pregnancy linked to heavier babies
A study in theJournal of Clinical Endocrinology& Metabolism reports that PCOS patients who take metformin during pregnancy are more likely to have heavier babies.Medpage Today (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - February 28, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Metformin in Pregnancy Tied to Heavier Toddlers
(MedPage Today) -- Effect seen in mothers with PCOS, gestational diabetes (Source: MedPage Today Endocrinology)
Source: MedPage Today Endocrinology - February 27, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Metformin in Pregnancy May Increase Childhood Obesity Risk Metformin in Pregnancy May Increase Childhood Obesity Risk
Women with polycystic ovary syndrome who take metformin during pregnancy appear to be more likely to have children who are overweight or obese, a follow-up of two Norwegian trials suggests.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Predictors of Metabolic Improvement in Overweight PCOS Predictors of Metabolic Improvement in Overweight PCOS
Dietary modifications, including changes in fiber and trans fat intake, may provide metabolic improvements among overweight women with PCOS.Clinical Endocrinology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - February 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology Journal Article Source Type: news

Irisin may be new PCOS biomarker
According to a study, published inClinical Endocrinology, levels of irisin in adolescents with PCOS may serve as a biomarker of future glucose tolerance and insulin resistance.Healio (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - February 2, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Gut Microbes Involved in PCOS? (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- PCOS linked with smaller and less diverse microbiome (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - January 25, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

PCOS reduces diversity of gut bacteria
The gut microbiome of women with PCOS is less diverse, according to a study published in theJournal of Clinical Endocrinology& Metabolism. Science Daily (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - January 25, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Cochrane Gynaecology and Fertility establishes Satellite Group in the Netherlands
Cochrane Gynaecology and Fertility Groupin Auckland, New Zealand in collaboration with the Academic Medical Center of the University of Amsterdam, has established a new  Cochrane Gynaecology and Fertility satellite. The satellite will start off with gathering, evaluating, and disseminating reviews on the effectiveness and safety of interventions in subfertile women undergoing intrauterine insemination and in women with polycystic ovary syndrome.  The Netherlands Satellite is under the direction of Dr Madelon van Wely, who is a clinical epidemiologist and a long-serving editor with Cochrane Gynaecology and Fertili...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - January 25, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

Air pollution linked to irregular menstrual cycles
This study is the first to show that exposure to air pollution among teen girls (ages 14-18) is associated with slightly increased chances of menstrual irregularity and longer time to achieve such regularity in high school and early adulthood. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 25, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Gut Bacteria Less Diverse in PCOS; Could Probiotics Be a Therapy? Gut Bacteria Less Diverse in PCOS; Could Probiotics Be a Therapy?
Hyperandrogenism in PCOS shows a strong correlation with reduced diversity of gut microbiota. Although more work is needed, the findings raise the possibility that probiotics could play a role in treatment.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Long-term Metformin in PCOS Benefits Women of All Weights Long-term Metformin in PCOS Benefits Women of All Weights
Long-term metformin given to women with PCOS improved menstrual cycle regularity and hormone profiles in normal and overweight women; however, there were differences in response by testosterone status.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Women with polycystic ovary syndrome have less bacterial diversity in gut
(University of California - San Diego) Women who have polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), a common hormone condition that contributes to infertility and metabolic problems, such as diabetes and heart disease, tend to have less diverse gut bacteria than women who do not have the condition, according to researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine, in collaboration with colleagues at Poznan University of Medical Sciences in Poland and San Diego State University. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 23, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Diabetes risk not increased in overweight women with PCOS features
According to a study inThe Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism, irregular periods and increased levels of androgens are not linked to a higher diabetes risk in overweight women.Healio (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - January 19, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

No Benefit in Frozen Embryo Transfer in Nonpolycystic Women No Benefit in Frozen Embryo Transfer in Nonpolycystic Women
Two new studies find no clear benefit to the use of frozen embryo transfer among women who are infertile for reasons other than polycystic ovary syndrome.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health News Source Type: news

Fresh Embryos as Good as Frozen Ones for In Vitro Fertilization
Researchers found using fresh or frozen embryos makes no difference for the majority of women who do not have polycystic ovary syndrome. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - January 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: NICHOLAS BAKALAR Tags: In Vitro Fertilization Polycystic Ovary Syndrome Pregnancy and Childbirth Women and Girls Source Type: news

Fresh, Frozen Embryos Equal in IVF (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Similar live-birth rates for ovulatory women without PCOS (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - January 10, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Vitamin D fights disease and infertility: New study finds women with PCOS have a higher success rate with vitamin D
(Natural News) Trying to conceive might sound exciting on the surface, but it can quickly turn into a source of frustration for women who suffer from polycystic ovary syndrome, or PCOS. This hormonal disorder, which affects five to 10 percent of women who are at the age of reproduction, often causes infertility because of a... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - December 26, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Metformin use found safe during pregnancy
Pregnant women taking metformin to treat conditions such as PCOS do not show an increase in adverse pregnancy outcomes, according to research in the BritishJournal of Clinical Pharmacology.Medpage Today (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - December 22, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Pearls from: Andrea Dunaif, MD
(MedPage Today) -- For women with PCOS, who should be treated for insulin resistance? (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - December 11, 2017 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Women with PCOS not following recommended health guidelines
According to a study, published inHuman Reproduction, most women with PCOS are aware of their increased risk of long-term health problems but less than half are likely to heed medical advice on reducing these risks.Healio (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - December 8, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

PCOS may be diagnosed by anti-Mullerian hormone levels
According to a study, published inClinical Endocrinology, levels of anti-Mullerian hormone are better predictors of PCOS than testosterone.Healio (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - December 5, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

PCOS could be identified with MRI
According to a new study published inRadiology, magnetic resonance imaging measurements in the ovaries can help diagnose PCOS in teenagers.Medical Xpress (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - November 30, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news