The treatment of insulin resistance does not improve adrenal cytochrome P450c17 alpha enzyme dysregulation in polycystic ovary syndrome


Unluhizarci K., Kelestimur F., Sahin Y., Bayram F.

EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF ENDOCRINOLOGY, vol.140, no.1, pp.56-61, 1999 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 140 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 1999
  • Doi Number: 10.1530/eje.0.1400056
  • Title of Journal : EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF ENDOCRINOLOGY
  • Page Numbers: pp.56-61

Abstract

Objective: To determine whether metformin, when given to non-diabetic women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), results in a reduction of insulin resistance and hyperinsulinemia while body weight is maintained. Also we aimed to see whether the reduction in insulin levels attenuates the activity of adrenal P450c17 alpha enzyme in patients with PCOS.