Association of metabolic syndrome in polycystic ovarian syndrome
Pooja Jeengar, Madhubala Chauhan
Objective: The aim of the study is to observe the association of metabolic syndrome in Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS). Materials and Methods: A group of 50 women having documented features of PCOS (according to Rotterdam criteria 2003) underwent detailed evaluation for presence of metabolic syndrome (according to NCEP criteria) and compared with 50 women having normal pelvic study. Result: Twenty nine (58%) out of 50 PCOS women met criteria of metabolic syndrome as compared to 36% patients of control group. Waist circumference, systolic and diastolic blood pressures, fasting glucose had a significantly higher value among those with PCOS in comparison to those without the PCOS. Conclusion: The metabolic syndrome and its individual components are common in PCOS, particularly among obese women.