In the past decade, several studies reported th+at insulin sensitization may be effective in improving several abnormalities of PCOS. In particular, metformin has been proposed as the first-line therapy for both reproductive and metabolic abnormalities in these women. Insulin sensitizers also lower serum testosterone, and a few controlled studies assessed the efficacy of these drugs on hirsutism. These studies, carried out with either metformin or troglitazone, showed limited effect of this approach on established hirsutism (26,27), suggesting that the treatment of hirsutism should not be a primary indication for using insulin sensitizers. However, it can be hypothesized that these drugs might be helpful in hirsute women with PCOS for the maintenance of the clinical improvement obtained with antiandrogen treatment.
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All you need is a proper diet of fresh fruits and vegetables and get plenty of exercise and you'll be fine. Ever heard those words from your doctor? If that's all heshe recommends then you're missing out an important ingredient for health that he's not telling you. Fact is that you can adhere to the strictest diet, watch everything you eat and get the exercise of amarathon runner and still come down with diabetic complications. Diet, exercise and standard drug treatments simply aren't enough to help keep your diabetes under control.