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Rosa Lauretta, Giulia Lanzolla, Patrizia Vici, Luciano Mariani, Costanzo Moretti, Marialuisa Appetecchia
Preclinical, early phase clinical trials and epidemiological evidence support the potential role of insulin-sensitizers in cancer prevention and treatment. Insulin-sensitizers improve the metabolic and hormonal profile in PCOS patients and may also act as anticancer agents, especially in cancers associated with hyperinsulinemia and oestrogen dependent cancers. Several lines of evidence support the protection against cancer exerted by dietary inositol, in particular inositol hexaphosphate. Metformin, thiazolidinediones, and myoinositol postreceptor signaling may exhibit direct inhibitory effects on cancer cell growth...
2016: International Journal of Endocrinology
Fatemeh Shobeiri, Ensiyeh Jenabi
OBJECTIVE: The results of epidemiological studies investigated the association between polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) and the breast cancer are inconsistent. This meta-analysis was conducted to estimate the association between PCOS and the breast cancer risk. We searched PubMed, Web of Science, and Scopus for observational studies until June 2015. Data were independently extracted and analyzed using 95% odds ratio, and confidence intervals (CIs) based on the random-effects models. METHODS: We identified 970 references and conducted eight studies with 45,470 participants and 243,064 person- year...
September 2016: Obstetrics & Gynecology Science
H R Harris, L J Titus, D W Cramer, K L Terry
Long and irregular menstrual cycles, a hallmark of polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), have been associated with higher androgen and lower sex hormone binding globulin levels and this altered hormonal environment may increase the risk of specific histologic subtypes of ovarian cancer. We investigated whether menstrual cycle characteristics and self-reported PCOS were associated with ovarian cancer risk among 2,041 women with epithelial ovarian cancer and 2,100 controls in the New England Case-Control Study (1992-2008)...
October 6, 2016: International Journal of Cancer. Journal International du Cancer
Desmaré van Rooyen, Therina du Toit, Renate Louw-du Toit, Donita Africander, Pieter Swart, Amanda C Swart
16α-hydroxyprogesterone (16OHP4) is not well characterised in terms of metabolism and receptor interaction. We therefore investigated its metabolism by adrenal CYP11B and peripheral steroidogenic enzymes, SRD5A and AKR1C2. UHPLC-MS/MS analyses identified novel steroids: the biosynthesis of 4-pregnen-11β,16α-diol-3,20-dione catalysed by CYP11B2; the 5α-reduction of the latter and 16OHP4 catalysed by SRD5A yielding 5α-pregnan-11β,16α-diol-3,20-diovne and 5α-pregnan-16α-ol-3,20-dione (16OH-DHP4); and 16OH-DHP4 converted by AKR1C2 to 5α-pregnan-3α,16α-diol-20-one...
September 21, 2016: Molecular and Cellular Endocrinology
Sareh Dashti, Latiffah A Latiff, Habibah Abdul Hamid, Suriani Mohamad Sani, Mehrnoosh Akhtari-Zavare, Azrin Shah Abu Bakar, Nur Amirah Inani Binti Sabri, Maimunah Ismail, Ali Jafarzadeh Esfehani
BACKGROUND: Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a combination of chronic anovulation, obesity, and hyperandrogenism and can affect sexual function in women of reproductive age. It is also associated with endometrial cancer. Our aim was to evaluate the frequency and predisposing factors of sexual dysfunction in PCOS patients. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In this cross-sectional study, 16 married women with a definite diagnosis of PCOS were recruited. Sexual function was assessed in the domains of desire, arousal, lubrication, orgasm, satisfaction and pain using the female sexual function index (FSFI) questionnaire...
2016: Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention: APJCP
Tiantian Li, Hui Mo, Wenfeng Chen, Li Li, Yao Xiao, Jing Zhang, Xiaofang Li, Ying Lu
This review aimed to focus on the recent progress of the understanding of the role of phosphatidylinositol 3-kinase (PI3K) in polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). In recent years, it has been increasingly recognized that PI3K plays an important role in PCOS whose pathogenesis is unclear. However, research continues into revealing the details of how PI3Ks are involved in developing PCOS. Previous studies have shown that activation of the PI3K-protein kinase B (Akt) signaling pathway has important effects on insulin resistance and endometrial cancer...
September 9, 2016: Reproductive Sciences
Dorte Glintborg, Marianne Andersen
Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is the most prevalent endocrine condition in premenopausal women. The syndrome is characterized by hyperandrogenism, irregular menses and polycystic ovaries when other etiologies are excluded. Obesity, insulin resistance and low vitamin D levels are present in more than 50% patients with PCOS, these factors along with hyperandrogenism could have adverse effects on long term health. Hyperinflammation and impaired epithelial function were reported to a larger extent in women with PCOS and could particularly be associated with hyperandrogenism, obesity and insulin resistance...
September 6, 2016: European Journal of Endocrinology
Audrey Binette, Kerry Howatt, Ashley Waddington, Robert L Reid
Despite the introduction of promising products into the contraceptive market, the rate of unintended pregnancies remains high. Women with underlying medical conditions should have access to safe and effective contraceptive methods for various reasons, including the potential deleterious effect of the disease on the pregnancy or the effect of the pregnancy on the disease process. Healthcare providers are often confronted with cases in which contraception counseling is problematic due to controversial evidence and persistent myths...
August 22, 2016: Journal of Women's Health
Lorena Oróstica, Carlos Rosas, Francisca Plaza-Parrochia, Isis Astorga, Fernando Gabler, Víctor García, Carmen Romero, Margarita Vega
BACKGROUND: Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) is a prevalent endocrine/metabolic disorder characterized by hyperandrogenemia and in most cases, by hyperinsulinemia in addition to obesity. Besides ovarian dysfunction, endometrial physiology is also disrupted since this tissue is highly dependent on the action of steroids; in case of conception cycles, high percentage of abortion is observed. Because of the endocrine/metabolic alterations, PCOS-women present high probability to develop hyperplasia and endometrial cancer, where an imbalance of cell proliferation/apoptosis processes is detected...
August 10, 2016: Current Pharmaceutical Design
Ricardo Azziz, Enrico Carmina, ZiJiang Chen, Andrea Dunaif, Joop S E Laven, Richard S Legro, Daria Lizneva, Barbara Natterson-Horowtiz, Helena J Teede, Bulent O Yildiz
Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) affects 5-20% of women of reproductive age worldwide. The condition is characterized by hyperandrogenism, ovulatory dysfunction and polycystic ovarian morphology (PCOM) - with excessive androgen production by the ovaries being a key feature of PCOS. Metabolic dysfunction characterized by insulin resistance and compensatory hyperinsulinaemia is evident in the vast majority of affected individuals. PCOS increases the risk for type 2 diabetes mellitus, gestational diabetes and other pregnancy-related complications, venous thromboembolism, cerebrovascular and cardiovascular events and endometrial cancer...
2016: Nature Reviews. Disease Primers
Jorge E Chavarro, Janet W Rich-Edwards, Audrey J Gaskins, Leslie V Farland, Kathryn L Terry, Cuilin Zhang, Stacey A Missmer
OBJECTIVES: To review the Nurses' Health Study's (NHS's) contribution to identifying risk factors and long-term health consequences of reproductive events. METHODS: We performed a narrative review of the NHS I, NHS II, NHS3, and Growing Up Today Study (GUTS) publications between 1976 and 2016. RESULTS: Collection of detailed reproductive history to identify breast cancer risk factors allowed the NHS to document an association between menstrual irregularities, a proxy for polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), and increased risk of diabetes and cardiovascular disease...
September 2016: American Journal of Public Health
Aleksandra Zofia Rutkowska, Evanthia Diamanti-Kandarakis
Advanced glycation end products (AGEs) are formed both during the endogenous and exogenous reactions and are implicated in the process of ageing, pathogenesis of diabetes, atherosclerosis, female fertility, and cancers. Food and smoking are the most important sources of exogenous AGEs in daily life. The biochemical composition of meal, cooking methods, time and temperature of food preparation may impact AGEs formation, therefore Western-type diet, rich in animal-derived products as well as in fast foods seems to be the main source of AGEs...
July 13, 2016: Current Pharmaceutical Design
Medi Kori, Esra Gov, Kazim Yalcin Arga
Dysfunctions and disorders in the ovary lead to a host of diseases including ovarian cancer, ovarian endometriosis, and polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS). Understanding the molecular mechanisms behind ovarian diseases is a great challenge. In the present study, we performed a meta-analysis of transcriptome data for ovarian cancer, ovarian endometriosis, and PCOS, and integrated the information gained from statistical analysis with genome-scale biological networks (protein-protein interaction, transcriptional regulatory, and metabolic)...
August 2016: Systems Biology in Reproductive Medicine
Ingrid Dravecká
UNLABELLED: Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a heterogeneous and complex endocrine disease which among the female population belongs to the most widespread endocrinopathies and it is the most frequent cause of hyperthyroidism, anticoagulation and infertility. Insulin resistance is one of the important diabetology factors impacting hyperglycaemia in a majority of women with PCOS (60-80 %). Clinical expressions of PCOS include reproduction disorders, metabolic characteristics and psychological implications...
2016: Vnitr̆ní Lékar̆ství
Chao Wang, Kangjin Jeong, Hongyuan Jiang, Wei Guo, Chao Gu, Yiling Lu, Jiyong Liang
Insulin resistance (IR) is an important mechanism of pathogenesis of endometrial cancer (EC) and explains the pathogenic mechanism of high risk factors including Obesity BMI (body mass index), Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus, PCOS and so on. Relieving IR or inhibiting the function of insulin could be one of the potential therapeutic strategies for EC, which is a PI3K-driven disease. PI3K/Akt are the central mediators for insulin/IGF1 signaling, however, the involvement of HIPPO pathway co-activators, YAP and TAZ, in insulin resistance remains to be elucidated...
2016: American Journal of Cancer Research
Anja E Sørensen, Pernille B Udesen, Marie Louise Wissing, Anne Lis M Englund, Louise T Dalgaard
Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a frequent endocrine disorder in women. PCOS is associated with altered features of androgen metabolism, increased insulin resistance and impaired fertility. Furthermore, PCOS, being a syndrome diagnosis, is heterogeneous and characterized by polycystic ovaries, chronic anovulation and evidence of hyperandrogenism, as well as being associated with chronic low-grade inflammation and an increased life time risk of type 2 diabetes. A number of androgen species contribute to the symptoms of increased androgen exposure seen in many, though not all, cases of PCOS: Testosterone, androstenedione, dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA) and dehydroepiandrosterone sulfate (DHEAS), where the quantitatively highest amount of androgen is found as DHEAS...
June 5, 2016: Chemico-biological Interactions
Lisa B VanWagner, Mary E Rinella
Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is the most common cause of chronic liver disease worldwide with an increased prevalence of metabolic, macro- and microvascular complications. The primary causes of mortality in NAFLD are cardiovascular disease (CVD), malignancy and liver disease. NAFLD is a multisystem disease that affects a variety of extra-hepatic organ systems. The main focus of this review is to summarize the reported extra-hepatic associations, which include CVD, chronic kidney disease, obstructive sleep apnea, osteoporosis, psoriasis, colorectal cancer, iron overload and various endocrinopathies (e...
June 2016: Current Hepatology Reports
Vikram Sinai Talaulikar, Thomas Tang, Ephia Yasmin
IMPORTANCE: Metformin, an oral antihyperglycemic drug, acts as an insulin sensitizer in the treatment of type 2 diabetes mellitus. It has also been widely used in the treatment of polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) and gestational diabetes mellitus. Although randomized clinical trials have failed to establish its superiority over other forms of treatment, metformin continues to be a treatment option in specific subgroups of women either alone or as an adjunct with other therapies in management of PCOS...
May 2016: Obstetrical & Gynecological Survey
C Sonigo, C Simon, M Boubaya, A Benoit, C Sifer, N Sermondade, M Grynberg
STUDY QUESTION: What threshold values of ultrasonographic antral follicle count (AFC) and serum anti-Müllerian hormone (AMH) levels should be considered for ensuring the cryopreservation of sufficient number of in vitro matured (IVM) oocytes, in cancer patients seeking fertility preservation (FP)? SUMMARY ANSWER: AFC and serum AMH values >20 follicles and 3.7 ng/ml, respectively, are required for obtaining at least 10 IVM oocytes for cryopreservation. WHAT IS KNOWN ALREADY: IVM of cumulus oocyte complexes (COCs) followed by oocyte cryopreservation has emerged recently as an option for urgent FP...
July 2016: Human Reproduction
Terhi T Piltonen
Women with polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) present with several endometrial abnormalities possibly explaining some of the adverse endometrium-related outcomes in these women. PCOS and an increased miscarriage rate have been suggested to coincide, but the results are conflicting. Recent studies have also shown increased risks of pregnancy-induced hypertension, preeclampsia, and premature delivery that may be related to altered decidualization/placentation in affected women. In the long run, PCOS per se is associated with the occurrence of endometrial cancer (EC), with obesity aggravating the risk...
April 1, 2016: Best Practice & Research. Clinical Obstetrics & Gynaecology
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