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Glucose tolerance abnormalities in Australian women with polycystic ovary syndrome

N Wah Cheung and Jeremy J N Oats
Med J Aust 2008; 188 (2): 126-127.
Published online: 21 January 2008

To the Editor: Dabadghao and colleagues have drawn attention to the high prevalence of diabetes mellitus and impaired glucose tolerance (IGT) among Australian women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS).1 Quite rightly, both in this article and in the accompanying editorial by Teede and Stuckey,2 the authors have stressed the need to test women with PCOS for diabetes, and that long-term follow-up and lifestyle modification are important.

  • N Wah Cheung1
  • Jeremy J N Oats2

  • 1 Westmead Hospital, Westmead, NSW.
  • 2 Royal Women’s Hospital, Melbourne, VIC.


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