Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome Linked With Early Heart Disease

Obese women with polycystic ovarian syndrome are at increased risk of developing heart disease, a new study shows. The study highlights the need to screen and treat these women to prevent early heart disease.Polycystic ovarian syndrome is usually diagnosed in women in their 20s or 30s.

Detection of coronary artery calcium is an indication of atherosclerosis. But, women without polycystic ovarian syndrome and with coronary artery calcium do not have heart disease risk factors compared to women with ovarian syndrome.

The study concluded that long term studies to follow the progression of coronary artery calcium in women with polycystic ovarian syndrome are urgently needed.

Study source: http://www.reuters.com