Body composition in lean women with polycystic ovary syndrome: effect of ethinyl estradiol and drospirenone combination

Aydin K., Cinar N., Aksoy D. Y. , BOZDAĞ G., Yildiz B. O.

CONTRACEPTION, vol.87, no.3, pp.358-362, 2013 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 87 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.contraception.2012.07.005
  • Journal Name: CONTRACEPTION
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.358-362
  • Keywords: Polycystic ovary syndome, Body composition, Ethinyl estradiol drospirenone, Bioelectric impedance analysis, FAT DISTRIBUTION, INSULIN-RESISTANCE, ORAL-CONTRACEPTIVES, HYPERANDROGENISM, PREVALENCE, IMPEDANCE, WEIGHT, RISK, MASS


Background: Limited data are available regarding the potential effects of oral contraceptives (OCs) on body fat distribution particularly in lean women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). In the current study, we aimed to evaluate the influence of ethinyl estradiol and drospirenone on body composition.