Adiponectin is independently associated with insulin sensitivity in women with polycystic ovary syndrome.

@article{Spranger2004AdiponectinII,
  title={Adiponectin is independently associated with insulin sensitivity in women with polycystic ovary syndrome.},
  author={Joachim Spranger and Matthias M{\"o}hlig and Uta Wegewitz and Michael Ristow and Andreas F. H. Pfeiffer and Thilo Schill and Hans W Schl{\"o}sser and Georg Brabant and Christof Sch{\"o}fl},
  journal={Clinical endocrinology},
  year={2004},
  volume={61 6},
  pages={738-46}
}
OBJECTIVE The polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is associated with obesity and insulin resistance predisposing to diabetes mellitus type 2 and atherosclerosis. Adiponectin is a recently discovered adipocytokine with insulin-sensitizing and putative antiatherosclerotic properties. The aim of the study was to elucidate determinants of circulating adiponectin levels and to investigate the potential role of adiponectin in insulin resistance in PCOS women. PATIENTS AND MEASUREMENTS Plasma… CONTINUE READING
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