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Newsflash: Hormone Levels May Predict PCOS in Premenarchal Girls

Mar 19, 2019
 

A recent study, “Distinctive Reproductive Phenotypes in Peripubertal Girls at Risk for Polycystic Ovary Syndrome,” by Laura C. Torchen, Richard S. Legro, and Andrea Dunaif, was published in The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism.

“PCOS can only be diagnosed in girls after the start of menses. However, increased testosterone levels are present before the onset of menstrual cycles in daughters of women with PCOS. Our findings suggest that testosterone and AMH levels could be used to predict risk for PCOS in premenarchal daughters of women with PCOS. This would permit early interventions to prevent disease progression,” said 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.

 

To learn more, download the article here.