The investigators hypothesize that endometrial thickness will be a significant predictor of
endometrial hyperplasia in a postmenopausal female population with metabolic syndrome:
diabetes and/or insulin resistance, hypertension, and obesity.
The objective is to identify the utility of ultrasound as a screening test for endometrial
hyperplasia and cancer in an "at risk" cohort. Endometrial carcinoma is an understudied
cancer. This study will provide benefit regardless of its outcome, because it will be the
first prospectively designed screening trial in an asymptomatic population.
- Postmenopausal obese subjects, who have diabetes or a prediabetic state, or
- Women who have had a hysterectomy