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Metabolic Aspects of PCOS

Treatment With Insulin Sensitizers

  • Mariagrazia Stracquadanio
  • Lilliana Ciotta

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Mariagrazia Stracquadanio, Lilliana Ciotta
    Pages 1-4
  3. Mariagrazia Stracquadanio, Lilliana Ciotta
    Pages 5-20
  4. Mariagrazia Stracquadanio, Lilliana Ciotta
    Pages 21-62
  5. Agata Ando’, Antonio Maria D’Alessandro
    Pages 63-69
  6. Mariagrazia Stracquadanio, Lilliana Ciotta
    Pages 71-87
  7. Mariagrazia Stracquadanio, Lilliana Ciotta
    Pages 89-137
  8. Agata Ando’, Antonio Maria D’Alessandro
    Pages E1-E1

About this book

Introduction

This book on the metabolic aspects of polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) reviews the scientific evidence for the key etiological role of insulin resistance in the pathogenesis of PCOS. It also presents a new clinical and diagnostic approach and clearly explains the value of insulin-sensitizing agents, or “insulin sensitizers,” in reducing hyperandrogenism and improving fertility outcome. Detailed information is provided on the use of insulin sensitizers such as metformin and inositol, and suitable therapeutic protocols are described. All too often, PCOS is treated by gynecologists only as an endocrine disorder, without recognition of the very important part that insulin plays in the syndrome. Practitioners will find this book to be a valuable source of information on PCOS as a metabolic syndrome and a comprehensive guide to achieving good treatment results. 

Keywords

Insulin Insulin sensitizers Insulin-sensitizing agents Metformin Pathogenesis of PCOS Polycystic ovary syndrome

Authors and affiliations

  • Mariagrazia Stracquadanio
    • 1
  • Lilliana Ciotta
    • 2
  1. 1.Obstetrics and Gynecological PathologyP.O. “S. Bambino”, University of CataniaCataniaItaly
  2. 2.Obstetric and Gynecological PathologyP.O. “S. Bambino”, University of CataniaCataniaItaly

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-16760-2
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2015
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-16759-6
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-16760-2
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