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Incretin Secretion in Women With Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS)

This study has been terminated.
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First Posted: March 31, 2008
Last Update Posted: March 31, 2008
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University of Copenhagen
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Hvidovre University Hospital
The incretin hormones are secreted from the gastrointestinal tract in response to nutrient ingestion, and are responsible for 70 % of insulin secretion in response to glucose. The incretin response is attenuated in subjects with type 2 diabetes and other conditions associated with insulin resistance. Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is characterised by irregular periods and increased androgen levels. It is the most common endocrine disorder amongst young women at fertile age, and the most common cause of female infertility. Insulin resistance plays an important role in the development of the disease, and women with PCOS are at increased risk of developing tyoe 2 diabetes. the incretin hormones have not previously been investigated in women with PCOS, and the purpose of the present study was to investigate the secretion of the two most important incretin hormones Glucose-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) and Glucose dependent insulinotropic peptide (GIP) during a three hour oral glucose tolerance test.

Condition Intervention
Polycystic Ovary Syndrome Drug: metformin

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Primary Purpose: Basic Science

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Further study details as provided by Hvidovre University Hospital:

Enrollment: 66
Study Start Date: February 2004
Study Completion Date: May 2006
Primary Completion Date: May 2006 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: A Drug: metformin
1000 mg metformin x 2 daily during 8 months


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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 38 Years   (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   Female
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Subjects who fulfill the Rotterdam criteria for PCOS. Age 18-38

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Other endocrine diseases or diseases known to influence glucose/insulin/fat metabolism
  • Oral contraceptive administration within three months of study start
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Responsible Party: Incretin secretion in women with PCOS, Pernille Fog Svendsen
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00647023     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: Incretins and PCOS
First Submitted: March 26, 2008
First Posted: March 31, 2008
Last Update Posted: March 31, 2008
Last Verified: March 2008

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Polycystic Ovary Syndrome
Pathologic Processes
Ovarian Cysts
Ovarian Diseases
Adnexal Diseases
Genital Diseases, Female
Gonadal Disorders
Endocrine System Diseases
Hypoglycemic Agents
Physiological Effects of Drugs