Primary Outcome Measures:
- Relationship of Subcutaneous Adipose Tissue with HOMA-IR and Plasma Adiponectin Levels in Cases with Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome [ Time Frame: 2 year ]
PCOS patients (the experimental group) had higher mean SFT values in all parts, mid-upper arm circumference values, whole body and trunk fat free mass amounts (FFM) and HOMA-IR values, while a lower adiponectin level.
Fifty-two patients with PCOS and fifty-tree healthy controls who were matched for body mass index (BMI) and age (p=0.430, p=0.112, respectively) were enrolled in the study. Biceps, triceps, subscapular and suprailiac skinfold thicknesses (SFT) of all cases were measured via caliper device; mid-upper arm circumference (MUAC) via a tape; and body fat distributions via a bioelectrical impedance device. Insulin resistance was calculated via HOMA-IR while ELISA was used to measure plasma adiponectin.