Posted by Chantel M. Research contributed by the US National Library of Medicine National Institutes of Health
The prevalence of childbearing age obesity is wide spreading in US,
approximately, 50% of them are either overweight [body mass index (BMI)
25-29.9 kg/m(2)] or obese (BMI ≥ 30 kg/m(2)).
Hormones and polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) In the study to determine the proportion of polycystic ovarian syndrome
(PCOS) patients who have normal body mass index (BMI) and to compare
the clinical, hormonal, and metabolic profile between lean and
overweight patients of PCOS, conducted by the Lady Hardinge Medical
College and Smt, posted in PubMed,
indicated that 42% of the PCOS had normal BMI, but clinical and
hormonal profile was similar to PCOS patients with elevated BMI
(overweight/obese). However, insulin resistance is observed in 83.3% of
lean PCOS. Family history of diabetes, impaired GTT, deranged lipid
profile, and insulin resistance were more prevalent in overweight PCOS.
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