Referral Bias in Defining the Phenotype and Prevalence of Obesity in Polycystic Ovary Syndrome

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Ezeh U., Yildiz B. O., Azziz R.

JOURNAL OF CLINICAL ENDOCRINOLOGY & METABOLISM, vol.98, no.6, 2013 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier


Background: The described phenotype of the polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) has been primarily based on findings in a referred (self or otherwise) population. It is possible that the phenotype of PCOS would be different if the disorder were to be detected and studied in its natural (unbiased) state.