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

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