Reduced Prenatal Weight Gain and/or Augmented Postnatal Weight Gain Precedes Polycystic Ovary Syndrome in Adolescent Girls.

de Zegher F., Reinehr T., Malpique R., Darendeliler F. F. , Lopez-Bermejo A., Ibanez L.

Obesity (Silver Spring, Md.), vol.25, no.9, pp.1486-1489, 2017 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 25 Issue: 9
  • Publication Date: 2017
  • Doi Number: 10.1002/oby.21935
  • Journal Name: Obesity (Silver Spring, Md.)
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.1486-1489
  • Istanbul University Affiliated: Yes


ObjectiveHepato-visceral fat excess is a feature of polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). Risk factors for such excess include low prenatal weight gain and high postnatal weight gain. This study examined whether adolescent PCOS was preceded by a relatively low birth weight and/or a relatively high BMI at diagnosis.