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John Yeh  
Harvard Medical School 
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Massachusetts General Hospital
Boston, MA
USA

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Metabolic Syndrome the Gynecologist’s Approach

Author(s): Mira Aubuchon, Margery Gass.

Abstract:

Metabolic syndrome represents a constellation of symptoms that includes abdominal obesity, lipid abnormalities, and elevated serum glucose. Given that metabolic syndrome affects a high percentage of women and is a risk factor for future cardiovascular disease, gynecologists are in a unique position to recognize and provide initial management for affected patients. The following review will outline screening and basic management strategies for women with metabolic syndrome.

Keywords: low HDL, PCOS-affected adolescents, hormone therapy, Metformin, Diabetes Mellitus

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Article Details

VOLUME: 3
ISSUE: 3
Year: 2007
Page: [202 - 208]
Pages: 7
DOI: 10.2174/157340407781387654
Price: $58