Last updated on February 2018

Effect of Metformin and Probiotics in Reproductive-aged Patients With Polycystic Ovary Syndrome


Brief description of study

The purpose of this clinical trial is to evaluate the safety and effectiveness on the clinical and biological parameters of reproductive-aged PCOS women after a 12-week metformin and/or probiotics administration.

Detailed Study Description

Probiotics are live bacteria that offer a health benefit to the host when administered in adequate amounts. Probiotic supplementation is safe for use and has demonstrated beneficial effects for metabolic diseases such as obesity and diabetes. In this study, about 90 reproductive-aged women with PCOS will be enrolled. Participants will be randomly assigned into one of the following three groups: Metformin tablets (0.5g tid po), ProMetS probiotics powder (4g qN po), Metformin tablets (0.5g tid po) and ProMetS probiotics powder (4g qN po), for 12 weeks. Blood and stool samples will be collected before and after treatment. Fasting glucose levels, fasting insulin levels, sex hormone levels, serum lipid profiles, inflammation markers, other metabolic related parameters and change of gut microbiota and immune cells will be evaluated.

Clinical Study Identifier: NCT03336840

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Dalong Zhu, MD,PhD

Division of Endocrinology, the Affiliated Drum Tower Hospital of Nanjing University
Nanjing, China
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