diabetes mellitus

Two Distinct Subtypes of PCOS Identified in Adolescents

Two Distinct Subtypes of PCOS Identified in Adolescents

Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) in adolescents appears to present as two distinct subtypes based on the presence or absence of obesity, new data show. The findings support the “metabolic” and “reproductive” subtypes previously identified in adult women, say the researchers. Overall, PCOS affects 7% to 10% of adult women and is associated with significant metabolic …

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FDA Approves Setmelanotide for Obesity in Bardet-Biedl Syndrome

FDA Approves Setmelanotide for Obesity in Bardet-Biedl Syndrome

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a supplemental indication for setmelanotide (Imcivree, Rhythm Pharmaceuticals) injection for chronic weight management in adults and pediatric patients age 6 and older with obesity due to Bardet-Biedl Syndrome (BBS). Setmelanotide, a melanocortin-4 receptor (MC4R) agonist, is the first FDA-approved therapy for BBS, a rare genetic disorder …

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Can the Ketogenic Diet Treat Polycystic Ovary Syndrome?

Can the Ketogenic Diet Treat Polycystic Ovary Syndrome?

MADRID — During the International Scientific Symposium “New Frontiers in Scientific Research” that recently took place in Barcelona, ​​specialists analyzed the role of the very-low-calorie ketogenic diet. This analysis was in relation to three comorbidities that have a higher incidence among overweight and obese patients: polycystic ovary syndrome, nonalcoholic fatty liver disease, and type 2 …

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