May 28, 2016
ORLANDO, Fla. — Bariatric surgery can improve cardiometabolic health in women with polycystic ovary syndrome and obesity, according to findings of a retrospective cohort study presented here.
Antony, MBBS, a second-year resident at Medstar Washington Hospital Center in Washington, D.C., and colleagues evaluated data from Medstar facilities on 19 women with PCOS (mean age, 18.4 years; 53% black; 41% white; 6% Asian) who had undergone a bariatric surgical procedure. The most common procedure was gastric sleeve, followed by lap band with fewer Roux-en-Y gastric bypass, according to Antony. Researchers compared BMI, blood pressure, HbA1c, and triglyceride and HDL levels before and at least 6 months after surgery (mean time between surgery and follow-up, 7.9 months).