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JABS 2021, 11(2): 3886-3894 Back to browse issues page
Association of High Levels of Testosterone and Ferritin with Overweight in Women with PCOS
Zeinab Barartabar1 , Hiva Danesh1 , Sahar Mazloomi2 , Narges Alizadeh3 , Shamim Pilehvari 4
1- Students Research Committee, Hamadan University of Medical Sciences, Hamedan, Iran
2- Department of Clinical Biochemistry, Faculty of Medicine, Hamadan University of Medical Sciences, Hamadan, Iran
3- Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Shariati Hospital, Alborz University of Medical Sciences, Alborz, Iran
4- Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Faculty of Medicine, Hamadan University of Medical Sciences, Hamadan, Iran , sh.pilehvari@yahoo.com
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Background & Objective: The present study was conducted to determine testosterone and ferritin levels in women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) and investigate its relationship with body mass index (BMI)
Materials & Methods: In this case-control study, 104 PCOS cases and 99 controls were included. The concentration of testosterone, ferritin, lipid profile, insulin, glucose, and androgen was measured in fasting blood samples.
Results: Testosterone level was equal to 1.08 ± 0.50 and 0.85 ± 0.42 in the case and control groups, respectively (P< 0.001). Values of ferritin (123.45 ± 18.21ng/dl vs. 92.14 ± 17.74 ng/dl in control group, p< 0.001), insulin (11.41 ± 3.84 µU/ml vs. 7.02 ± 3.29 µU/ml in control group, p< 0.001), and insulin resistance (11.41 ± 3.84 vs.7.02 ± 3.29 in control group, p< 0.001) were also measured. There was a significant relationship between serum concentration of testosterone and ferritin with BMI) p<0.001). The role of ferritin to predict PCOS was significant (ß:-1.1, P< 0.001).
Conclusion: According to the findings of the present study, the levels of testosterone and ferritin were increased in patients with PCOS. Although elevated testosterone levels are effective in PCOS, ferritin concentration is an important factor in predicting and exacerbating the disease.
 
Keywords: Testosterone, Ferritin, PCOS, Insulin, Insulin resistance
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Endocrinology
Received: 2020/12/12 | Accepted: 2021/03/6 | Published: 2021/10/6
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Barartabar Z, Danesh H, Mazloomi S, Alizadeh N, Pilehvari S. Association of High Levels of Testosterone and Ferritin with Overweight in Women with PCOS. JABS. 2021; 11 (2) :3886-3894
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