Insulin resistance in women with hirsutism


Cebeci F., ONSUN N., Mert M.

ARCHIVES OF MEDICAL SCIENCE, vol.8, no.2, pp.342-346, 2012 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 8 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2012
  • Doi Number: 10.5114/aoms.2012.28563
  • Title of Journal : ARCHIVES OF MEDICAL SCIENCE
  • Page Numbers: pp.342-346

Abstract

Introduction: There are still not enough data showing whether patients with idiopathic hirsutism (IH) also have insulin resistance. The association between polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) and insulin resistance is well documented in the literature, but the Rotterdam Consensus has concluded that principally obese women with PCOS should be screened for the metabolic syndrome. We intended to investigate the presence/absence of insulin resistance in non-obese women with hirsutism.