Last updated on November 2005

The Role of Insulin Resistance in PCOS


Are you eligible to participate in this study?

You may be eligible for this study if you meet the following criteria:

  • Conditions: Obesity | insulin resistance | polycystic ovary syndrome
  • Age: Between 12 - 50 Years
  • Gender: Female
  • Other:
    Criteria for the definition of PCOS: (2 out of 3 in the following) Oligomenorrhea /
    chronic anovulation, defined as less than eight cycles of spontaneous menstrual
    period in one year.
    Clinical and /or biochemical signs of hyperandrogenism Polycystic ovaries Exclusion of
    other aetiologies, such as congenital adrenal hyperplasia, androgen-secreting tumors,
    Cushing’s syndrome

You may not be eligible for this study if the following are true:

  • ever received hormone therapy in the past 6 months, having pregnancy in the past 6
    months, having acute illness found in the past 3 months, or having systemic diseases
    including autoimmune disease, malignancy, hepatic, renal or CVS disease, and ever
    received chemotherapy or immunosuppressive agents.

Recruitment Status: Open


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