Antiandrogenic contraceptives increase serum adiponectin in obese polycystic ovary syndrome patients.

@article{LuqueRamrez2009AntiandrogenicCI,
  title={Antiandrogenic contraceptives increase serum adiponectin in obese polycystic ovary syndrome patients.},
  author={Manuel Luque-Ram{\'i}rez and Francisco {\'A}lvarez-Blasco and H{\'e}ctor F Escobar-Morreale},
  journal={Obesity},
  year={2009},
  volume={17 1},
  pages={3-9}
}
Increasing evidence suggests that adipocyte function is altered in the polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) as a result of androgen excess, providing an explanation for its frequent association with abdominal adiposity and insulin resistance. We here compared the response of serum adiponectin and leptin levels to the amelioration of androgen excess by means of treatment with an antiandrogenic oral contraceptive pill, as compared with the response to insulin sensitization with metformin. Thirty-four… CONTINUE READING

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