Polysystic Ovarian Syndrome, one of the most common causes of irregular menstrual periods, is associated with elevated levels of testosterone. "This can result in infertility and excessive hair growth. Individuals with this dosorder are at an increased risk for developing diabetes. Despite the fact that 10% of the U.S. population has Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome, there is much that is still not understood about the mechanisms and genetic basis for this disorder," said Dr. Deborah Driscoll, principal investigator of the study.
Patients receive diagnostic testing and medical evaluation at no charge. To register for inclusion in the study, or for more information, call Sharon Strong at 662-4805.
Volume 43 Number 35
May 20, 1997
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