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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28339345/alanine-aminotransferase-is-a-marker-of-lipotoxicity-consequences-and-hyperandrogenemia-in-women-with-polycystic-ovary-syndrome
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Matea Belan, Chloé Pelletier, Jean-Patrice Baillargeon
BACKGROUND: Several studies have reported higher levels of Alanine aminotransferase (ALT) in women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) compared with control subjects. Plasma ALT levels are considered a marker of hepatic lipotoxicity because of their significant associations with different hepatic metabolic dysfunctions, such as hepatic steatosis and hepatic insulin resistance. METHODS: Retrospective chart review aiming to assess, in PCOS women, the relationship between ALT levels and measures of lipotoxicity consequences that are available clinically, both during fasting and using the oral glucose tolerance test...
April 2017: Metabolic Syndrome and related Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28336198/augmented-oxidative-stress-in-infertile-women-with-persistent-chlamydial-infection
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Jelena Tošić-Pajić, Dragana Šeklić, Jelena Radenković, Snežana Marković, Jelena Čukić, Dejan Baskić, Suzana Popović, Milos Todorovic, Predrag Sazdanović
There is established association between oxidative stress, infections of genital tract and fertility. Genital tract infections may provoke increased production of free radicals and generate oxidative stress that can be involved in pathophysiology of a number of reproductive diseases and complications during pregnancy. The aim of this study was to determine connection between oxidative stress and infertility associated with persistent chlamydial infection. Serum samples of infertile women with tubal factor infertility (TFI), women with multiple spontaneous abortions (MSA) and fertile women was screened for C...
March 20, 2017: Reproductive Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28333286/high-prevalence-of-moderate-and-severe-depressive-and-anxiety-symptoms-in-polycystic-ovary-syndrome-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Laura G Cooney, Iris Lee, Mary D Sammel, Anuja Dokras
Study question: Do women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) have an increased prevalence of moderate and severe depressive and anxiety symptoms compared with control women, and do these symptoms correlate with age, BMI, testosterone, hirsutism or insulin resistance (IR)? Summary answer: Women with PCOS have significantly increased odds of moderate and severe depressive and anxiety symptoms, independent of obesity, and the symptoms are weakly associated with age, BMI, elevated testosterone, hirsutism and IR...
March 9, 2017: Human Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28333243/polycystic-ovary-syndrome-is-associated-with-anogenital-distance-a-marker-of-prenatal-androgen-exposure
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Yingchen Wu, Guangzheng Zhong, Shengfu Chen, Chengyu Zheng, Dehua Liao, Meiqing Xie
STUDY QUESTION: Is the presence of polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) associated with anogenital distance (AGD), a biomarker for the prenatal hormonal environment? SUMMARY ANSWER: The presence of PCOS is associated with longer AGD. WHAT IS KNOWN ALREADY: Although the aetiology of PCOS is unclear, emerging data suggest that the natural history of PCOS may originate from intrauterine life. Prenatal exposure to androgen hormones is considered an important factor of PCOS...
March 1, 2017: Human Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28333238/clustering-of-pcos-like-traits-in-naturally-hyperandrogenic-female-rhesus-monkeys
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D H Abbott, B H Rayome, D A Dumesic, K C Lewis, A K Edwards, K Wallen, M E Wilson, S E Appt, J E Levine
STUDY QUESTION: Do naturally occurring, hyperandrogenic (≥1 SD of population mean testosterone, T) female rhesus monkeys exhibit traits typical of women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)? SUMMARY ANSWER: Hyperandrogenic female monkeys exhibited significantly increased serum levels of androstenedione (A4), 17-hydroxyprogesterone (17-OHP), estradiol (E2), LH, antimullerian hormone (AMH), cortisol, 11-deoxycortisol and corticosterone, as well as increased uterine endometrial thickness and evidence of reduced fertility, all traits associated with PCOS...
March 1, 2017: Human Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28332107/mechanisms-driving-gender-differences-in-asthma
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REVIEW
Hubaida Fuseini, Dawn C Newcomb
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Many phenotypes of asthma exist, ranging from mild asthma with onset during childhood to severe asthma with later onset, making asthma a broad disease with different pathologies. A gender disparity exists in asthma prevalence. As adults, women have an increased asthma prevalence compared to men. Further, women are more likely to have severe asthma and a later onset of asthma compared to men. Here, we review clinical and animal studies that have defined the role of sex hormones in airway inflammation, smooth muscle contraction, mucus production, and airway mechanics associated with asthma pathogenesis...
March 2017: Current Allergy and Asthma Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28331909/evaluating-the-effect-of-insulin-sensitizers-metformin-and-pioglitazone-alone-and-in-combination-on-women-with-polycystic-ovary-syndrome-an-rct
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Seyed Mojtaba Sohrevardi, Fahime Nosouhi, Saeed Hossein Khalilzade, Parichehr Kafaie, Mojgan Karimi-Zarchi, Iman Halvaei, Mehdi Mohsenzadeh
BACKGROUND: Insulin resistance and hyperinsulinemia may play a role in pathogenesis of PCOS. One of the common therapeutic methods is using insulin-sensitizing drugs such as metformin and thiazolidinediones. OBJECTIVE: The purpose was to determine the effect of metformin and pioglitazone on clinical, hormonal and metabolic parameters in women with PCOS. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Eighty four women randomly received one of the following for 3 months: metformin (n=28) (500 mg three times a day), pioglitazone (30 mg daily) (n=28) and combination of both metformin and pioglitazone (n=28) (30 mg/day pioglitazone plus 500 mg metformin three times a day)...
December 2016: International Journal of Reproductive Biomedicine (Yazd, Iran)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28326829/endogenous-sex-hormone-levels-and-coronary-heart-disease-risk-in-postmenopausal-women-a-meta-analysis-of-prospective-studies
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Haihui Wang, Yuehua Li, Xinlu Wang, Jianhong Bu, Guoliang Yan, Danfei Lou
Background Low testosterone levels have been associated with coronary heart disease (CHD) morbidity and mortality in men, but the influence of hormones in postmenopausal women is unclear. This meta-analysis aimed to examine whether there is an association between endogenous sex hormones and CHD risk in postmenopausal women. Methods A systematic search of the PubMed and EMBASE databases from 1966 to 30 November 2016 was performed for prospective studies that reported an association between endogenous sex hormones and CHD in postmenopausal women...
April 2017: European Journal of Preventive Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28324031/sex-steroid-hormones-and-fracture-in-a-multi-ethnic-cohort-of-women-the-women-s-health-initiative-study-whi
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Jane A Cauley, Michelle E Danielson, Guru Rajesh Jammy, Doug C Bauer, Rebecca Jackson, Jean Wactawski-Wende, Rowan T Chlebowski, Kristine E Ensrud, Robert Boudreau
CONTEXT: We hypothesize that endogenous sex steroids are associated with fracture risk independent of race/ethnicity. DESIGN AND SETTING: We performed a nested case-control study within the prospective Women's Health Initiative Observational Study (WHI-OS). Incident non-spine fractures were identified in 381 Black, 192 Hispanic, 112 Asian, and 46 Native American women over an average of 8.6 years. A random sample of 400 White women who experienced an incident fracture was chosen...
January 25, 2017: Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323951/assessing-energy-requirements-in-women-with-polycystic-ovary-syndrome-a-comparison-against-doubly-labeled-water
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Nicholas T Broskey, Monica C Klempel, L Anne Gilmore, Elizabeth F Sutton, Abby D Altazan, Jeffrey H Burton, Eric Ravussin, Leanne M Redman
Context: Weight loss is prescribed to offset the deleterious consequences of polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), but a successful intervention requires an accurate assessment of energy requirements. Objective: Describe energy requirements in women with PCOS and evaluate common prediction equations compared to doubly-labeled water (DLW). Design: Cross-sectional study. Setting: Academic research center. Participants: Twenty-eight weight-stable women with PCOS completed a 14-day DLW study along with measures of body composition, resting metabolic rate, and physical activity assessment by accelerometry...
March 8, 2017: Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323926/psychological-distress-is-more-prevalent-in-fertile-age-and-premenopausal-women-with-pcos-symptoms-15-yr-follow-up
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Salla Karjula, Laure Morin-Papunen, Juha Auvinen, Aimo Ruokonen, Katri Puukka, Stephen Franks, Marjo-Riitta Järvelin, Juha S Tapanainen, Jari Jokelainen, Jouko Miettunen, Terhi T Piltonen
Context: Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is associated with increased psychological distress; obesity and hyperandrogenism being suggested as key promoters. Objectives: To investigate the prevalence of anxiety/depression and their coexistence in women with PCOS/PCOS symptoms at ages 31 and 46. The roles of obesity, hyperandrogenism and awareness of PCOS on psychological distress were also assessed. Design: Population based follow-up. Setting: Northern Finland Birth Cohort 1966 with 15-year follow-up...
February 27, 2017: Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323143/effect-of-age-and-gender-on-serum-periostin-relationship-to-cortical-measures-bone-turnover-and-hormones
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Jennifer S Walsh, Fatma Gossiel, Jessica R Scott, Margaret A Paggiosi, Richard Eastell
Periostin is an extracellular matrix protein, and in bone is expressed most highly in the periosteum. It increases bone formation through osteoblast differentiation, cell adhesion, Wnt signalling and collagen cross-linking. We hypothesised that serum periostin would be high at times of life when cortical modeling is active, in early adulthood and in older age, and that it would correlate with cortical bone measures, bone turnover and hormones that regulate cortical modeling. We conducted a cross-sectional observational study of 166 healthy men and women at three skeletal stages; the end of longitudinal growth (16-18years), peak bone mass (30-32years) and older age (over 70years)...
March 16, 2017: Bone
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315864/vitamin-d-status-gender-differences-and-cardiometabolic-health-disparities
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Dharambir K Sanghera, Bishwa R Sapkota, Christopher E Aston, Piers R Blackett
BACKGROUND: Vitamin D deficiency is an unrecognized epidemic found in India and also worldwide. Despite the high prevalence of diabetes among Indians, there is a paucity of data showing the relationship between vitamin D status and cardiometabolic disparities. In this study, we have examined the relationship between vitamin D and cardiometabolic traits in a population from India. METHODS: Circulating 25(OH)D levels were measured in 3,879 participants from the Asian Indian Diabetic Heart Study using ELISA kits...
March 18, 2017: Annals of Nutrition & Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315565/heart-rate-variability-in-normal-weight-patients-with-polycystic-ovary-syndrome
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Celal Kilit, Türkan Paşalı Kilit
OBJECTIVE: Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is an endocrine disease closely related to several risk factors of cardiovascular disease. Obese women with PCOS show altered autonomic modulation. The results of studies investigating cardiac autonomic functions of normal-weight women with PCOS are conflicting. The aim of the study was to assess the reactivity of cardiac sympathovagal balance in normal-weight women with PCOS by heart rate variability analysis. METHODS: We examined the heart rate variability in 60 normal-weight women with PCOS and compared them with that in 60 age-matched healthy women having a similar metabolic profile...
March 9, 2017: Anatolian Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28300464/serum-visfatin-vascular-endothelial-growth-factor-and-matrix-metalloproteinase-9-in-women-with-polycystic-ovary-syndrome
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Kalliopi Dambala, Dimitrios Vavilis, Eleni Bili, Dimitrios G Goulis, Basil C Tarlatzis
AIM: To evaluate serum concentrations of visfatin, vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) and matrix metalloproteinase-9 (MMP-9) in women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) and to investigate their possible role as early endothelial markers in PCOS. METHODS: Forty-two women with PCOS and 42 controls, matched for age and weight, were included in the study. Serum concentrations of follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH), luteinizing hormone (LH), prolactin, total testosterone (tT), Δ4-androstenedione (Δ4A), dehydroepinadrosterone sulphate (DHEA-S), 17-OH-progesterone, sex hormone-binding protein (SHBG), thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH), free thyroxine (fT4), visfatin, VEGF and MMP-9 were measured in all women; free androgen index (FAI) was calculated as well...
March 16, 2017: Gynecological Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28299548/association-study-of-hnf1a-in-women-with-polycystic-ovary-syndrome
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Yue Lv, Changfa Sun, Ye Tian, Shigang Zhao, Yuehong Bian, Lei Cheng, Mei Sun, Hong-Bin Liu, Han Zhao, Jinlong Ma
PURPOSE: This study aims to ascertain whether an association exists between hepatocyte nuclear factor 1 alpha (HNF1A) and polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). METHODS: One thousand one hundred thirty-eight PCOS and 1125 healthy control Han Chinese women were recruited from Reproductive Hospital Affiliated to Shandong University. Serum hormone, blood lipid level, and genomic DNA were obtained from the peripheral blood for this research. Two single-nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs)-rs2393791 and rs7305618-located in HNF1A were genotyped using the Sequenom MassARRAY system...
March 15, 2017: Journal of Assisted Reproduction and Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28291240/testosterone-levels-in-pre-menopausal-women-are-associated-with-nonalcoholic-fatty-liver-disease-in-midlife
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Monika Sarkar, Melissa Wellons, Marcelle I Cedars, Lisa VanWagner, Erica P Gunderson, Veeral Ajmera, Laura Torchen, David Siscovick, J Jeffrey Carr, James G Terry, Mary Rinella, Cora E Lewis, Norah Terrault
OBJECTIVES: Young women with hyperandrogenism have high risk of metabolic co-morbidities, including increased risk of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). Whether testosterone (the predominant androgen) is associated with NAFLD independent of metabolic co-factors is unclear. Additionally, whether testosterone confers increased risk of NAFLD in women without hyperandrogenism is unknown. METHODS: Among women in the prospective population-based multicenter Coronary Artery Risk Development in Young Adults (CARDIA) study, we assessed whether free testosterone levels measured at Year 2 (1987-1988) were associated with prevalent NAFLD at Year 25 (2010-2011) (n=1052)...
March 14, 2017: American Journal of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28291031/a-sex-specific-dose-response-curve-for-testosterone-could-excessive-testosterone-limit-sexual-interaction-in-women
#18
Jill M Krapf, James A Simon
Testosterone treatment increases sexual desire and well-being in women with hypoactive sexual desire disorder; however, many studies have shown only modest benefits limited to moderate doses. Unlike men, available data indicate women show a bell-shaped dose-response curve for testosterone, wherein a threshold dosage of testosterone leads to desirable sexual function effects, but exceeding this threshold results in a lack of further positive sexual effects or may have a negative impact. Emotional and physical side-effects of excess testosterone, including aggression and virilization, may counteract the modest benefits on sexual interaction, providing a possible explanation for a threshold dose of testosterone in women...
March 13, 2017: Menopause: the Journal of the North American Menopause Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28286991/cardiovascular-disease-in-women-is-it-different-to-men-the-role-of-sex-hormones
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REVIEW
G M C Rosano, I Spoletini, C Vitale
Cardiovascular disease in women differs in clinical presentation, pathophysiology and prognosis from that in men. The role of estrogens and androgens may help explain such sex dimorphisms, being involved in cardiac function, endothelial function and vascular tone. In particular, the cardioprotective effect of estrogen replacement therapy is observed in postmenopausal women in a time-dependent manner, i.e. when it is initiated at their first menopausal symptoms. Postmenopausal women, beyond aged men, may also benefit from testosterone supplementation therapy...
April 2017: Climacteric: the Journal of the International Menopause Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28281692/ibuprofen-results-in-alterations-of-human-fetal-testis-development
#20
Millissia Ben Maamar, Laurianne Lesné, Kristin Hennig, Christèle Desdoits-Lethimonier, Karen R Kilcoyne, Isabelle Coiffec, Antoine D Rolland, Cécile Chevrier, David M Kristensen, Vincent Lavoué, Jean-Philippe Antignac, Bruno Le Bizec, Nathalie Dejucq-Rainsford, Rod T Mitchell, Séverine Mazaud-Guittot, Bernard Jégou
Among pregnant women ibuprofen is one of the most frequently used pharmaceutical compounds with up to 28% reporting use. Regardless of this, it remains unknown whether ibuprofen could act as an endocrine disruptor as reported for fellow analgesics paracetamol and aspirin. To investigate this, we exposed human fetal testes (7-17 gestational weeks (GW)) to ibuprofen using ex vivo culture and xenograft systems. Ibuprofen suppressed testosterone and Leydig cell hormone INSL3 during culture of 8-9 GW fetal testes with concomitant reduction in expression of the steroidogenic enzymes CYP11A1, CYP17A1 and HSD17B3, and of INSL3...
March 10, 2017: Scientific Reports
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