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17% of youth in the United States are obese and the incidence is rising. Among obese adolescents, girls with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) represent a vulnerable and understudied group. PCOS is strongly associated with dyslipidemia and cardiovascular disease (CVD) in adulthood, but studies of CVD in youth are limited. We hypothesized that obese youth with PCOS would show evidence of vascular dysfunction relative to girls with obesity without PCOS.
Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism
Walentine CR, Brennan MR, Nadeau KJ, Cree-Green M. Impact of polycystic ovary syndrome on cardiovascular disease in obese female youth. Poster presented at: Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine Embark Capstone Colloquium; 2022 May 2; Rochester Hills, MI.