Screening for insulin resistance in women with polycystic ovarian syndrome.

  title={Screening for insulin resistance in women with polycystic ovarian syndrome.},
  author={Adrian H Heald and Sharon Whitehead and Simon Anderson and Kennedy Cruickshank and Lisa K Riste and Ian Laing and Aram Rudenski and Helen Buckler},
  journal={Gynecological endocrinology : the official journal of the International Society of Gynecological Endocrinology},
  volume={20 2},
INTRODUCTION Insulin resistance is implicated in the pathogenesis of polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS). Insulin-sensitizing agents are increasingly used in the treatment of infertility and hirsutism in PCOS. However, not all women with PCOS are insulin-resistant. OBJECTIVE To assess the degree of insulin resistance within a clinic population of women referred for treatment of oligomenorrhoea or infertility. DESIGN We evaluated 25 consecutive PCOS outpatients referred for treatment of… CONTINUE READING