A novel method to demonstrate that pregnant women with polycystic ovary syndrome hyper-expose their fetus to androgens as a possible stepping stone for the developmental theory of PCOS. A pilot study

@inproceedings{Homburg2017ANM,
  title={A novel method to demonstrate that pregnant women with polycystic ovary syndrome hyper-expose their fetus to androgens as a possible stepping stone for the developmental theory of PCOS. A pilot study},
  author={R. R. Homburg and Anil A. Gudi and Amit G. Shah and Alison M. Layton},
  booktitle={Reproductive biology and endocrinology : RB&E},
  year={2017}
}
BackgroundPolycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), whose aetiology is unknown, is predominately a familial syndrome but confirmation of candidate genes has proved elusive. The developmental hypothesis for the origin of PCOS suggests that exposure of the fetus to excess androgens influences imprinting, leading to altered genetic expression in adult life. The aim of this pilot study was to examine whether the female fetus of a mother with PCOS is indeed exposed to excess androgens.MethodsUsing sebum… CONTINUE READING
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