A Study on Insulin Resistance in Polycystic Ovary Syndrome.

Shanthi, R (2007) A Study on Insulin Resistance in Polycystic Ovary Syndrome. Masters thesis, Madras Medical College, Chennai.


Download (232kB) | Preview


Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is the most frequent androgen Disorder in women. A prevalence of 5% - 10% of PCOS was found in women Of reproductive age. These patients have a tendency to abdominal fat Accumulation and over weight which is partly associated with over production Of ovarian androgens. The increased insulin levels has been attributed to insulin Resistance which has been suggested as the principle underlying disorder of PCOS. Insulin resistance is defined as a decreased biological response to Normal levels of circulating insulin and is found in obese non diabetic people, Type 2 diabetes and those women with polycystic ovarian syndrome. The Percentage of PCOS women with insulin resistance was found to vary in the Results given by different workers in this field. As per their work in western Population it varied from 60% to 80%. The varying high percentage obtained By previous workers created the interest and hence this work on insulin Resistance in PCOS has been selected with the view of determining the Percentage of PCOS with insulin resistance in our population.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Insulin Resistance ; Polycystic Ovary Syndrome.
Subjects: MEDICAL > Biochemistry
Depositing User: Subramani R
Date Deposited: 03 Jul 2017 11:54
Last Modified: 03 Jul 2017 11:54
URI: http://repository-tnmgrmu.ac.in/id/eprint/794

Actions (login required)

View Item View Item