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The relationship between obesity and polycystic ovary syndrome in a sample of Iraqi infertile women

Author: Safa S. M. Al-Shattawi1 , Essam F. Al-Jumili1 , Maanee A. Al-Azzam2
Journal: Iraqi Journal of Biotechnology المجلة العراقية للتقانات الحياتية ISSN: 18154794 Year: 2018 Volume: 17 Issue: 3 Pages: 40-46
Publisher: Baghdad University جامعة بغداد


Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is the most common endocrine disorder among women of reproductive age, which negatively affects various health systems. Objective: The aim of this study was to investigate biochemical parameters and interleukin-6 according to the ovarian morphology in PCOS. Materials and Method: This study was a cross-sectional of clinically diagnosed 50 females of PCOS and another 50 age matched female subjects were studied as the control population. Obesity PCOS and biochemical parameters involved lipid profile test and human interleukin 6 (IL6),. Results: The mean IL6, Triglyceride, high-density lipoprotein (HDL cholesterol), and very low Density lipoprotein-cholesterol (VLDL-cholesterol) are significantly higher in women with PCOS as compared to controls. But the cholesterol and Low Density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL -cholesterol) are no significantly. Conclusion: The IL-6 correlated positively with body mass index (P < .01) in obese controls and women with PCOS.

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