The relationship between follistatin and chronic low-grade inflammation in women with polycystic ovary syndrome

Mei Jou Chen, Hsin Fu Chen, Shee Uan Chen, Hong Nerng Ho, Yu Shih Yang, Wei Shiung Yang

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Abstract

The circulating follistatin and high-sensitivity C-reactive protein (hsCRP) concentrations were significantly higher in 155 Taiwanese women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) than in 37 healthy controls. Follistatin and hsCRP levels in both the PCOS and control groups were significantly correlated with each other independent of obesity and insulin resistance.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2041-2044
Number of pages4
JournalFertility and Sterility
Volume92
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 2009
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • C-reactive protein
  • follistatin
  • inflammation
  • insulin resistance
  • obesity
  • Polycystic ovary syndrome

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Reproductive Medicine
  • Obstetrics and Gynaecology

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