Normal basal and insulin-stimulated fuel metabolism in lean women with the polycystic ovary syndrome.

@article{Ovesen1993NormalBA,
  title={Normal basal and insulin-stimulated fuel metabolism in lean women with the polycystic ovary syndrome.},
  author={Per Glud Ovesen and Jorgen Moller and Hans Jakob Ingerslev and Jens Otto Lunde J\orgensen and Anette Mengel and Ole Schmitz and K. George M. M. Alberti and Niels Moller},
  journal={The Journal of clinical endocrinology and metabolism},
  year={1993},
  volume={77 6},
  pages={1636-40}
}
Many reports have suggested that hyperandrogenaemic patients with the polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) may be insulin resistant. However, there have also been suggestions that their insulin resistance may relate to obesity and android fat distribution. To assess whether PCOS induces metabolic disturbances independently of obesity, we studied seven lean patients with PCOS (age, 27.1 +/- 2.0 yr; body mass index, 22.2 +/- 0.78 kg/m2; waist/hip ratio, 0.79 +/- 0.02; fat-free mass, 46.38 +/- 1.13 kg… CONTINUE READING

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