Shettigar, Pallavi G and Jindhal, hraddha (2011) PREDICTING RISK OF METABOLIC DISORDERS IN PCOS WOMEN. In: Optimizing Nutritional Support in Health and Disease. Today Publishers, Chennai . ISBN 9789381992029

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Polycystic ovary syndrome which is on the rise among adolescent girls is a significant cause of distress to most women affected by it. Women with PCOS are at a higher risk for a number of illnesses, including high blood pressure, diabetes, heart disease, and cancer of the uterus (endometrial cancer) and breast cancer. The current study aims to study the health status of women with PCOS and to predict the risk of metabolic complications in women with PCOS. Women of reproductive age with PCOS with all relevant reports were selected for the study. Most of the PCOS subjects had a tendency of being overweight than normal and had abnormal biochemical parameters both as a consequence of high BMI and imbalanced hormonal levels. The dietary habits are also aggravating their condition as high intake fat will promote their already increasing body fat. The subjects had strong family history of various metabolic complications which is an add-on to their persisting condition and it has placed them at a greater risk of getting diseases like metabolic syndrome, cardiovascular diseases and type-2 diabetes mellitus along with other risk factors. Hence there is an urgent need to create awareness on health and fitness for PCOS women in order to reduce their risk of getting metabolic diseases.

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: Polycystic ovarian syndrome, PCOS, metabolic syndrome, health risk, metabolic risk
Subjects: Hotel Management > WGSHA Manipal
Depositing User: WGSHA EPrints Administrator
Date Deposited: 12 Mar 2012 04:15
Last Modified: 12 Mar 2012 04:15

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