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Elisabet Stener-Victorin

Professor (Department of Physiology and Pharmacology), Karolinska Institute

Expertise: Polycystic ovary syndrome, Reproductive endocrinology

New Scientist article accurately summarises polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) research but overstates significance of animal studies

“I think that the title overstates the position with the present level of knowledge and is too sensationalist. The ‘ovarian cysts’ stated to typically characterize PCOS are not cysts but follicles and this may be misleading. On the positive side, the quotes from Professor Robert Norman are spot on and accurately quoted (see Annotations below).”