Obs Gyne Review: Journal of Obstetric and Gynecology 2021-06-12T10:19:32+0530 Dr D Sharad Gedam Open Journal Systems <div id="journalDescription-8" class="journalDescription"> <p><em><strong>ISSN: <a href="" target="_blank" rel="noopener">2455-5444 (Online)</a>, <a href="" target="_blank" rel="noopener">2581-4389 (Print)</a></strong></em></p> <p><em><strong>RNI: MPENG/2017/74037</strong></em></p> </div> Assessment of serum adiponectin levels in women with polycystic ovary syndrome 2021-06-12T10:19:32+0530 Dr. Mukund B. Patel Dr. Ramesh C. Patel <p>Background and Aim: Serum adiponectin levels were found to be altered in women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) due to the increased adiposity commonly observed in them. Accordingly, earlier studies have reported decreased adiponectin levels in PCOS women. the present study was conducted to measure serum adiponectin levels in women with PCOS and to evaluate its association with the biochemical parameters studied.</p> <p>Material and Methods: The present study included 50 women of reproductive age attending the department of Gynecology, tertiary care institute of India and diagnosed with polycystic ovary syndrome based on Rotterdam criteria. Fifty age-matched healthy women were recruited as controls. t. Adiponectin levels were measured along with measurement of fasting blood glucose, lipid profile using commercial kits and insulin resistance (HOMA-IR) was calculated.</p> <p>Results: Both the study groups were matched concerning age, however, PCOS women were obese when compared to healthy women (p&lt;0.001). Serum total cholesterol and triglyceride levels were significantly higher (p≤0.05) and serum adiponectin concentration was significantly lower in PCOS women when compared to controls (p≤0.05). HDL cholesterol, fasting insulin and HOMA-IR were similar between cases and controls. Adiponectin did not show significant association with any of the parameters studied (Table 2).</p> <p>Conclusion: Serum adiponectin levels are significantly lower in women with polycystic ovary syndrome compared to healthy women. The hyperandrogenemia which is one of the characteristic features of PCOS leads to a state of adiposity which can further cause a decrease in adiponectin levels.</p> 2021-04-30T00:00:00+0530 Copyright (c) 2021 Author (s). Published by Siddharth Health Research and Social Welfare Society