Obesity and Its Role in Poly cystic Ovary Syndrome

  title={Obesity and Its Role in Poly cystic Ovary Syndrome},
  author={Stephen R. Plymate and Bruce L. Fariss and Martin L. Bassett and Louis A. Matej},
To examine the mechanism by which obesity influences ovulation, 55 patientswith oligo- or anovulation were studied. Parameters measured in serum were sex steroid-binding globulin (SSBG), testosterone (T), PRL, LH, FSH, and estradiol (E2). The women were divided into 2 groups: an obese group (group 1), greater than 145‰ of ideal body weight, and a normal weight group, less than 120‰ ideal body weight. SSBG was measured by saturation analysis. T, LH, FSH, PRL, and E2 were measured by RIA. SSBG… CONTINUE READING