Body mass index, menstruation, acne, and hirsutism of polycystic ovary syndrome in women: A cross-sectional study

Jung Hee Kim, Oksoo Kim, Heeja Jung, Yanghee Pang, Hyunju Dan

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Abstract

We examined to compare menstruation and body mass index (BMI) in women with and without polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) and to explore the effects of BMI on menstruation, facial acne, and hirsutism in women with PCOS of child-bearing age. Data from the Korea Nurses’ Health Study were analyzed. The effect of BMI on irregularity of menstruation, acne, and hirsutism in the PCOS group was analyzed by logistic regression. The prevalence of PCOS was 7.1% among 11,866 participants. We found that BMI affects menstrual irregularity, facial acne, and hirsutism in PCOS women. Healthcare providers should consider weight control to improve irregularity of menstruation and hirsutism in PCOS women.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)85-97
Number of pages13
JournalHealth Care for Women International
Volume43
Issue number1-3
DOIs
StatePublished - 2022

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