Co-applicants: M. Ghosh, S. Proctor, K. Maximova
Dietary fish oil: An adjunct approach to metformin to treat type II diabetes and cardiovascular disease risk factors in young women with polycystic ovary syndrome
Women with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) have high testosterone levels which is associated with altered insulin-glucose metabolism and an adverse blood lipid profile, predisposing them to the development of Type II Diabetes and Cardiovascular Disease (CVD). This study will investigate the use of dietary fish oil supplementation as a safe and effective intervention, and as an adjunct therapy to standard of care treatment with metformin to improve blood lipids and insulin-glucose metabolism to reduce the development of Type II Diabetes and CVD in this at-risk population.
Amount Funded: $30,000