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Metabolic syndrome rate, severity in PCOS reduced following bariatric surgery

Metabolic syndrome rate, severity in PCOS reduced following bariatric surgery
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.

McAnto 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).

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Once-weekly levothyroxine effective hypothyroidism treatment in women

May 28, 2016
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Neuroendocrine tumor presence increases B-lymphocyte stimulator levels

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