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Young Women at Risk for Hidden, Life-Threatening Disorder; Audiocast Available to Highlight Latest Research on Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS)


News Advisory:

At least six million women have Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) in the United States and many are unaware they have it. These women are at highest risk for diabetes, heart disease, stroke, cancer and liver disease.

The American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE) will host a media teach-in with a distinguished panel of endocrinologists to explain how new research has shown a stronger link between PCOS and many of these life-threatening complications. The information will help identify these women and alert them and their health care providers about the serious but treatable disorder they face.

WHEN: Tuesday, Sept. 13, 10 a.m. EDT - Coffee and pastries will be served.

Remote Web access is available.

WHERE: Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill, 400 New Jersey Avenue, NW, Washington, D.C., Columbia C Room


-- Rhoda H. Cobin, MD, MACE, president, American College of Endocrinology, past president, American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists, clinical professor of Medicine, The Mount Sinai School of Medicine

-- Walter Futterweit, MD, FACE, clinical professor of Medicine, The Mount Sinai School of Medicine

-- John Nestler, MD, William G. Blackard professor of Medicine, chair, Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism, vice chair, Department of Internal Medicine, Virginia Commonwealth University

WHY: Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) affects an estimated 10 percent of reproductive-age women in the United States. Not only is PCOS the leading cause of female infertility, it also puts women at greatest risk for insulin resistance syndrome, diabetes, certain cancers, and heart disease.

To RSVP for onsite attendance, email

To RSVP for the audiocast, use the following link:

For more information, contact Sarah Bradley at AACE, 904-353-7878, ext. 136 or


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