Markers of abdominal adipose tissue in women: relationship to ovarian function.

@article{Dewailly1998MarkersOA,
  title={Markers of abdominal adipose tissue in women: relationship to ovarian function.},
  author={Didier Dewailly and Christine Cortet-Rudelli and D Deroubaix-Allard},
  journal={Trends in endocrinology and metabolism: TEM},
  year={1998},
  volume={9 2},
  pages={68-71}
}
Increased abdominal adipose tissue (AAT) mass, as most reliably measured by waist circumference, in pubescent girls positively correlates with insulinemia, circulating insulin-like growth factor 1, insulin resistance, androgenemia, and both plasma luteinizing hormone and estradiol levels. Because insulin resistance and androgen excess regularly accompany the ovarian changes seen in polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), we propose that elevated AAT mass in adolescent girls, acting through an… CONTINUE READING