Relationship of Subcutaneous Adipose Tissue With HOMA-IR and Plasma Adiponectin Levels in Cases With Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome
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.
Observational Model: Case Control, Time Perspective: Prospective
Relationship of Subcutaneous Adipose Tissue with HOMA-IR and Plasma Adiponectin Levels in Cases with Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome
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.
Aydogan Aydogdu, MD
Gulhane School of Medicine
Turkey: Ministry of Health