Hyperandrogenism exerts an anti-inflammatory effect in obese women with polycystic ovary syndrome

@article{Gonzlez2012HyperandrogenismEA,
  title={Hyperandrogenism exerts an anti-inflammatory effect in obese women with polycystic ovary syndrome},
  author={F. Baigorri Gonz{\'a}lez and Chang Ling Sia and Frank Z. Stanczyk and Hilary E. Blair and Michelle E. Krupa},
  journal={Endocrine},
  year={2012},
  volume={42},
  pages={726-735}
}
We determined the effect of chronic androgen suppression on inflammation in women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) compared to weight-matched controls. We performed a pilot project using samples from previous prospective, controlled studies. Nine women with PCOS (5 obese, 4 lean) and 9 ovulatory controls (5 obese, 4 lean) participated in the study. Androgens, C-reactive protein (CRP), interleukin-6 (IL-6), free fatty acids (FFA) and body weight were measured before and after 3 and 6 months… CONTINUE READING
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