Serum and follicular resistin levels in women with polycystic ovarian syndrome during IVF-stimulated cycles

Kok Min Seow, Chi Chang Juan, Yung Pei Hsu, Low Tone Ho, Yuan Yung Wang, Jiann Loung Hwang

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Abstract

Background: Resistin is a hormone linking obesity and insulin resistance. The aim of this study was to compare resistin levels in serum or follicular fluid from women with polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) and controls, both of whom were undergoing IVF. Methods: We compared serum and follicular resistin levels in 21 PCOS women and in 18 healthy, normal ovulation, age- and body mass index (BMI)-matched non-PCOS women undergoing IVF. Correlations between serum or follicular fluid resistin levels and reproductive outcome were evaluated. Results: There was no significant difference in either serum or follicular resistin levels between the control group and the PCOS group as a whole or those with insulin resistance [homeostasis model assessment of insulin resistance index applied to oral glucose tolerance test (HOMAOGTT)

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)117-121
Number of pages5
JournalHuman Reproduction
Volume20
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2005

Keywords

  • Follicular fluid
  • IVF
  • Polycystic ovarian syndrome
  • Resistin

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physiology
  • Developmental Biology
  • Obstetrics and Gynaecology
  • Reproductive Medicine

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