Polycystic ovary syndrome - targeting the sympathetic nervous system to improve outcomes [ 2012 - 2014 ]

Also known as: Sympathetic activation in polycystic ovary disease - a target for therapy?

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Researchers: Prof Gavin Lambert (Principal investigator) ,  Prof Alan Tilbrook Prof Helena Teede Prof John Dixon

Brief description Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) affects approximately 10% of women of reproductive age, rendering it a major public health issue. Due to the combined development of abdominal obesity, hypertension and insulin resistance patients with PCOS are at increased risk of developing heart disease. The etiology of PCOS remains unknown but work by us implicates involvement of the sympathetic nervous system. We aim to elucidate the role of the sympathetic nervous system in PCOS and to examine the effect of pharmacological treatment targeting this system.

Funding Amount $AUD 353,140.27

Funding Scheme Project Grants

Notes Standard Project Grant

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