Endocrine and metabolic effects of rosiglitazone in overweight women with PCOS: a randomized placebo-controlled study
Authors: Rautio, K.; Tapanainen, J.S.; Ruokonen, A.; Morin-Papunen, L.C.
Source: Human Reproduction, Volume 21, Number 6, June 2006 , pp. 1400-1407(8)
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Abstract:BACKGROUND: The objective of the study was to assess the therapeutic effects of rosiglitazone in overweight women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). METHODS: A double-blind, placebo-controlled study was conducted on 30 (BMI > 25 kg/m2, mean age 29.1 ± 1.2 years) overweight women with PCOS treated with rosiglitazone or placebo for 4 months. Waist-to-hip ratios (WHRs), serum concentrations of sex hormones and binding proteins, blood glucose, serum insulin and serum C-peptide during a 75-g oral glucose tolerance test (OGTT), first-phase insulin secretion as determined by an intravenous glucose tolerance test (IVGTT), M values (expressing insulin sensitivity using a euglycaemic clamp) and calorimetric data were assessed at 0 and 4 months of treatment. RESULTS: Rosiglitazone improved menstrual cyclicity, increased serum sex hormone-binding globulin (SHBG) levels and decreased serum levels of androstenedione, 17-hydroxyprogesterone (17-OHP), dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA) and dehydroepiandrosterone sulphate (DHEA-S). Glucose tolerance [expressed as AUC
Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: 2006-06-01
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