Does vitamin D deficiency increase the risk for metabolic syndrome in women with polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS)?

Updated: Sep 19, 2019
  • Author: Richard Scott Lucidi, MD, FACOG; Chief Editor: Richard Scott Lucidi, MD, FACOG  more...
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Accumulating evidence suggests an association of vitamin D deficiency with metabolic syndrome. One study found insufficient levels of 25-hydroxyvitamin D (< 30 ng/mL) in almost 75% of PCOS patients, with lower levels in those with metabolic syndrome (17.3 ng/mL) than in those without metabolic syndrome (25.8 ng/mL). [91]


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