05 Aug Higher Risk of Cardiovascular Disease in Women with PCOS
MedicalResearch.com Interview with:
Dr. Clare Oliver-Williams PhD
University of Cambridge
MedicalResearch.com: What is the background for this study?
Response: Women with PCOS are known to be at greater risk of CVD, however the some symptoms (menstrual irregularity) of PCOS are specific to reproductive age women. This raises the question of whether CVD risk varies across by age, which was the focus of my research with colleagues at the University of Copenhagen.
MedicalResearch.com: What should readers take away from your report?
Response: Women with PCOS were at 19% higher CVD risk than women without CVD, however once the association was stratified by age, there was no evidence for a higher CVD risk for women older than 50.
MedicalResearch.com: What recommendations do you have for future research as a result of this work?
Response: This study evaluated the risk of CVD in women who had received artificial reproductive technology (ART) treatment.
Therefore, age-related variation in CVD risk should be assessed in the wider population as well.
Oliver-Williams C, Vassard D, Pinborg A, Schmidt L. Risk of cardiovascular disease for women with polycystic ovary syndrome: results from a national Danish registry cohort study. Eur J Prev Cardiol. 2020. doi:10.1177/2047487320939674
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