Metformin backed for PCOS

ADDING metformin to lifestyle interventions helps regulate  menstruation and aids weight loss in women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), according to an Australian meta-analysis and systematic review.

Because reaching and maintaining a healthy weight is a crucial part of PCOS management, metformin could be a safe adjunct to lifestyle modification, the Monash University and University of Adelaide researchers write.

Dr Sonia Davison, endocrinologist at Jean Hailes for Women’s Health, says the study supports metformin as an option in the management of PCOS, “and can assist with lowering of