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Question: All the following may be clinical features of polycystic ovary syndrome except:

13% of
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10% of
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Chose B


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Chose C

71% of
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Chose D

Answer: D. When fully expressed, the clinical manifestations of polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) include irregular menstrual cycles, hirsutism, acne, and frequently, obesity. Most studies of women with PCOS have demonstrated low high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol and high triglyceride concentrations, consistent with their insulin resistance, as well as an increase in low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol. Psychosocial issues include mood disorders and some eating disorders, particular binge eating, but not anorexia nervosa.

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