Adipocytokines and Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS)

This study has been completed.
Statens Serum Institut
Aarhus University Hospital
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First received: September 10, 2009
Last updated: NA
Last verified: September 2009
History: No changes posted
Inflammation may play a role in the development of polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). In this study, the investigators investigated the expression of different mediators of inflammation in fatty tissue and in blood in women with and without PCOS.

Polycystic Ovary Syndrome

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Case Control
Time Perspective: Cross-Sectional
Official Title: Adipose Expression of Leptin, Adiponectin and IL-6, and Plasma Levels of Adipocytokines in Lean and Obese Women With PCOS

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Enrollment: 60
women with polycystic ovary syndrome
women without polycystic ovary syndrome
women from 18-40 years of age


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 40 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Female
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
36 women (17 lean and 19 obese)with PCOS and 24 (8 lean and 16 obese) control women

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Women with PCOS were included according to the Rotterdam diagnostic criteria for PCOS. Control women met none of the criteria for PCOS

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Oc´s within the last three months, or other medication known to alter glucose/insulin metabolism
  • Other known chronic diseases
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Responsible Party: Pernille Fog Svendsen, MD, Copenhagen University Hospital, Hvidovre Identifier: NCT00975832     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: PSvendsen
Study First Received: September 10, 2009
Last Updated: September 10, 2009
Health Authority: Denmark: Ethics Committee

Keywords provided by Hvidovre University Hospital:
The independent effect of PCOS and obesity on adipose expression and plasma levels of adipocytokines

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Polycystic Ovary Syndrome
Adnexal Diseases
Endocrine System Diseases
Genital Diseases, Female
Gonadal Disorders
Ovarian Cysts
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