The association between hyperandrogenemia and the metabolic syndrome in morbidly obese women

@inproceedings{Valderhaug2015TheAB,
  title={The association between hyperandrogenemia and the metabolic syndrome in morbidly obese women},
  author={T. G. Valderhaug and J{\"u}rgen Hertel and Njord Nordstrand and P. O. Dale and Dag Hofs{\o} and J{\o}ran Hjelmes{\ae}th},
  booktitle={Diabetology & metabolic syndrome},
  year={2015}
}
BACKGROUND Female abdominal obesity is associated with hyperandrogenemia (HA), but few studies have addressed the possible association between HA and metabolic syndrome (MetS) among obese women. Some studies indicate that insulin resistance may cause HA through different mechanisms. On the other hand, a bidirectional relationship between HA and insulin resistance has been suggested. Thus, we aimed to investigate if morbidly obese women with HA had higher odds of MetS and its components than… CONTINUE READING
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