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PCOS – Is a Name Change in Our Future?

Top PCOS researcher Dr. Andrea Dunaif speaks about the suggested polycystic ovary syndrome name change recommended by a National Institutes of Health panel.

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PCOS Research - Dr. Andrea Dunaif
Dr. Andrea Dunaif
Director
Specialized Center of Research

Top PCOS researcher Dr. Andrea Dunaif joins the PCOS Challenge radio show to speak about the suggested PCOS name change. A panel at the National Institutes of Health recommended that the name Polycystic Ovary Syndrome be changed to lessen confusion surrounding the syndrome. Listen to the show to find out Dr. Dunaif's view on the name change and to learn more about PCOS.

Dr. Dunaif is one of the world's most prominent PCOS researchers. She is Director of the Northwestern University NIH-Supported Specialized Center of Research (SCOR) on Sex and Gender Factors Affecting Women’s Health. Dr. Dunaif’s research focuses on the mechanisms linking reproduction and metabolism.

Dr. Dunaif’s studies have led the way in redefining Polycystic Ovary Syndrome as a major metabolic disorder that is a leading risk factor for type 2 diabetes. She has translated her findings into novel therapies for PCOS with insulin sensitizing drugs. Most recently, her group has mapped the first major susceptibility gene for the disorder.

Listen now to learn more about Polycystic Ovary Syndrome< and the strides the medical community is taking to better understand and treat PCOS.

For more information, visit http://www.medicine.northwestern.edu.

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