A study presented at the recent Annual Meeting of the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery
(ASMBS) gives an intriguing look at the treatment of polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) in obese women by gastric bypass surgery. PCOS is the leading cause of female infertility. Although the exact cause is still unknown, doctors have found that PCOS is associated with irregular menstrual cycles, acne, hormonal changes, hirsutism (excess hair growth), weight gain and infertility.
The study presented at ASMBS was conducted by a team of researchers from the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics. The researchers looked at a subset of 556 women who were morbidly obese and who underwent gastric bypass