Body fat topography in women with androgen excess.

@article{Evans1988BodyFT,
  title={Body fat topography in women with androgen excess.},
  author={Dr John Evans and Julian H. Barth and Cathriona Burke},
  journal={International journal of obesity},
  year={1988},
  volume={12 2},
  pages={
          157-62
        }
}
The relationship between body fat distribution and androgen excess was determined in 168 premenopausal women of varying degrees of androgen excess. In 84 women with the polycystic ovary syndrome or idiopathic hirsutism, the waist:hips girth ratio (WHR) was 0.81 +/- 0.01 (mean +/- s.e.m.) and was significantly greater (P less than 0.001) than in an age- and weight-matched group of 84 non-hirsute women (0.77 +/- 0.01), indicating upper body fat predominance in the hirsute subjects. Plasma… CONTINUE READING

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