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"Reproductive Hormone May Predict PCOS in Premenarchial Girls" - Regina Schaffer

  • Healio: Endocrine Today
  • New York, NY
  • (March 25, 2019)

In this video exclusive, Andrea Dunaif, MD, chief of the Hilda and J. Lester Gabrilove division of endocrinology, diabetes and bone disease at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, highlights her exciting new research about predicting polycystic ovary syndrome in premenarchial girls. “It has been suggested that those girls with obesity and high androgen levels are going to develop PCOS,” Dr. Dunaif said. “We asked the question, are there any differences between the daughters at genetic risk and the obese girls selected not to be related to mothers with PCOS who just have high testosterone levels?” She added, “Our hypothesis is that some of those girls are the ones who will go on to develop PCOS, and the obese girls may not be at increased risk and may, in fact, have a different disorder leading to their elevated androgen levels."

— Andrea Dunaif, MD, Chief, Hilda and J. Lester Gabrilove Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Bone Disease, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and the Mount Sinai Health System

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