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      Insulin Resistance and Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome

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          Insulin resistance (IR) and polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) appear as linked phenomena, although this is not easy to obviate in common forms of PCOS while it is evident in the rare cases of extreme IR and hyperinsulinism (HI). Experimental data indicate that insulin could interfere with the local insulin-like growth factor systems in ovaries, and presumably in adrenals and in the hypothalamic pituitary system. The female puberty system offers a physiological model to explain the gonadotropic action of insulin. In patients with IR, HI could induce a state of hyperpuberty, leading to the constitution of PCOS during adolescence.

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          Journal
          HRE
          Horm Res Paediatr
          10.1159/issn.1663-2818
          Hormone Research in Paediatrics
          S. Karger AG
          978-3-8055-5784-9
          978-3-318-01952-0
          1663-2818
          1663-2826
          1992
          1992
          03 December 2008
          : 38
          : 1-2
          : 41-45
          Affiliations
          Service d’Endocrinologie et de Diabétologie, USN A-CHRU de Lille, France
          Article
          182482 Horm Res 1992;38:41–45
          10.1159/000182482
          1306514
          © 1992 S. Karger AG, Basel

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          Pages: 5
          Categories
          Hormonal Resistance Syndromes

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