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Serum adiponectin in Indian women with polycystic ovary syndrome 



Aishwarya Rajendra 1, Swathi Thilak2,* & Veluri Ganesh3  



1Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Mavintop Hospital and IVF Center, Davangere, Karntaka 577004, India; 2SS Institute of Medical Sciences, Davanagere, Karnataka, India; 3Department of Biochemistry, Akash Institute of Medical Sciences and Research Centre, Bangalore 562110, India;  *Corresponding author         



Aishwarya Rajendra E-mail:  aishuraju16993@gmail.com

Sapna Laxman Dandin E-mail:   sldandin21@gmail.com

Swathi Thilak E-mail: swathi91thlk@gmail.com 

Veluri Ganesh E-mail: ganeshbabu370@gmail.com


Article Type

Research Article



Received February 1, 2023; Revised February 28, 2023; Accepted February 28, 2023, Published February 28, 2023



Poly Cystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) is mainly characterised by reproductive hormonal imbalance and increased androgen levels, ovulatory dysfunction and polycystic appearing ovaries on ultrasonography. The obesity is common factor to cause PCOS and this adipocytokines play an important role to cause obesity related disorders. Hence, the present study aimed to evaluate the role of adiponectin in women with PCOS compared them with healthy controls. This case control study included total eighty (80) subjects out of this fourty subjects with PCOS and remaining fourty (40) age and body mass index matched healthy controls. The fasting, post parandial blood sugars, glycated haemoglobin, lipid profile and adiponectin levels were measured and data was recorded. There was a significantly elevated levels of total cholesterol, triacylglycerol, very low density lipoprotein, low density lipoprotein (p = 0.0001**) and there were no significant levels of fasting and post parandial blood sugars, glycated haemoglobin levels were observed in women with PCOS than in controls. Additionally, we also observed significantly decreased levels of high density lipoprotein and adiponectin in women with PCOS when compared to healthy controls (p = 0.0001**). The adiponectin shown a positive correlation with age, high density lipoprotein and negative correlation with total cholesterol, triacylglycerol, very low density lipoprotein and low density lipoprotein ( p = 0.0001**). The altered adiponectin levels in polycystic ovary syndrome appear to form an important link between obesity and the complications of PCOS.



Adiponectin, Dyslipidemia, Poly Cystic Ovary Syndrome. 



Rajendra et al. Bioinformation 19(2): 206-210 (2023)


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