Serum interleukin-18 concentrations are increased in the polycystic ovary syndrome: relationship to insulin resistance and to obesity.

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Low-grade chronic inflammation is involved in the pathogenesis of the metabolic syndrome and atherosclerosis, and serum levels of inflammatory cytokines are useful cardiovascular risk markers. We have studied serum IL-18 concentrations in women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), focusing on its relationship with obesity and indexes of insulin resistance… (More)

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