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Central fat excess in polycystic ovary syndrome: relation to low-grade inflammation and insulin resistance

Puder, Jardena J. and Varga, Sabina and Kraenzlin, Marius and De Geyter, Christian and Keller, Ulrich and Muller, Beat. (2005) Central fat excess in polycystic ovary syndrome: relation to low-grade inflammation and insulin resistance. Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism, 90 (11). pp. 6014-6021.

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Abstract

BACKGROUND: It is controversial whether the polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) per se increases low-grade chronic inflammation and whether this relates to central fat excess. In addition, the association between circulating sex hormones and body fat distribution in premenopausal women is debated. METHODS: Blood was drawn from 20 patients with PCOS and compared with 15 controls, matched for body mass index and age. Regional fat distribution was assessed using dual x-ray absorptiometry. RESULTS: Compared with controls, patients with PCOS had a higher trunk to extremity fat ratio (T/E fat), were more insulin resistant (higher homeostasis model assessment of insulin resistance and lower SHBG concentrations), and had higher levels of highly sensitive C-reactive protein,
Faculties and Departments:03 Faculty of Medicine > Bereich Medizinische Fächer (Klinik) > Ehemalige Einheiten Medizinische Fächer (Klinik) > Klinische Endokrinologie (Keller)
03 Faculty of Medicine > Departement Klinische Forschung > Bereich Medizinische Fächer (Klinik) > Ehemalige Einheiten Medizinische Fächer (Klinik) > Klinische Endokrinologie (Keller)
03 Faculty of Medicine > Departement Biomedizin > Former Units at DBM > Metabolism (Keller/Müller)
UniBasel Contributors:Keller, Ulrich O. and Müller, Beat
Item Type:Article, refereed
Article Subtype:Research Article
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Publisher:Oxford University Press
ISSN:0021-972X
e-ISSN:1945-7197
Note:Publication type according to Uni Basel Research Database: Journal article
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