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2008-09-09 00:00:07

Infertility problems, caused by polycystic ovary syndrome may be helped by acupuncture, a U.S. researcher suggests. University of Virginia Health System's Lisa Pastore reports preliminary results in a trial in which she showed acupuncture may help women with PCOS -- a disease that causes hormone imbalances that interfere with ovulation and can cause infertility. "Over the last year we have seen women who never had a regular menstrual cycle start having regular periods. We can also boast...

2007-05-05 03:00:10

By Wiltgen, Denusa; Furtado, Lcia; Kohek, Maria B F; Spritzer, Poli Mara Abstract Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a heterogeneous endocrine disorder with individual susceptibility determined by genetic and environmental risk factors. Recently, studies have evaluated the CAPN10 gene in PCOS patients, suggesting that different alleles may play a role in PCOS susceptibility. We performed a cross-sectional study with 88 southern Brazilian hirsute patients with PCOS or idiopathic hirsutism...