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Increased oxidative stress is associated with insulin resistance and infertility in polycystic ovary syndrome

Alev Özer, Murat Bakacak, Hakan Kıran, Önder Ercan, Bülent Köstü, Mine Kanat-Pektaş, Metin Kılınç, Ferhat Aslan
DOI: 10.5603/GP.2016.0079
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Pubmed: 27958630
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Ginekol Pol 2016;87(11):733-738.

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Vol 87, No 11 (2016)
ORIGINAL PAPERS Gynecology
Published online: 2016-11-30

Abstract

Objectives: The present study aims to investigate the role of oxidant-antioxidant status in young women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS).
Material and methods: Seventy-one women with PCOS and 53 healthy controls are compared in aspect of demographic characteristics, biochemical data, hormones, and oxidant-antioxidant status.
Results: The PCOS group had significantly lower zinc, higher malondialdehyde and gluthathione peroxidase and lower serum catalase levels than the control group (p = 0.016, p < 0.001, p = 0.043 and p = 0.025 respectively). The PCOS patients with IR had significantly higher malondialdehyde, lower catalase and serum zinc levels than the PCOS patients without IR (p = 0.015, p = 0.010, p = 0.001 respectively). The infertile PCOS patients had significantly higher malondialdehyde, lower catalase and serum zinc levels than the fertile PCOS patients (p = 0.022, p = 0.045,p = 0.001 respectively). There was a statistically significant and positive correlation between HOMA-IR and malondialdehyde values (r = 0.523, p = 0.001), between HOMA-IR and glutathione peroxidase values (r = 0.468, p = 0.001) and between HOMA-IR and zinc values (r = 0.601, p = 0.001). There was a statistically significant and negative correlation between HOMA-IR and catalase values (r = –0.493, p = 0.001).
Conclusions: The patients with PCOS are under oxidative stress and this oxidative stress seems to be the highest in patients with IR and with infertility. Despite the prominent increase in the oxidative stress, there was a variation in the antioxidant response.

Abstract

Objectives: The present study aims to investigate the role of oxidant-antioxidant status in young women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS).
Material and methods: Seventy-one women with PCOS and 53 healthy controls are compared in aspect of demographic characteristics, biochemical data, hormones, and oxidant-antioxidant status.
Results: The PCOS group had significantly lower zinc, higher malondialdehyde and gluthathione peroxidase and lower serum catalase levels than the control group (p = 0.016, p < 0.001, p = 0.043 and p = 0.025 respectively). The PCOS patients with IR had significantly higher malondialdehyde, lower catalase and serum zinc levels than the PCOS patients without IR (p = 0.015, p = 0.010, p = 0.001 respectively). The infertile PCOS patients had significantly higher malondialdehyde, lower catalase and serum zinc levels than the fertile PCOS patients (p = 0.022, p = 0.045,p = 0.001 respectively). There was a statistically significant and positive correlation between HOMA-IR and malondialdehyde values (r = 0.523, p = 0.001), between HOMA-IR and glutathione peroxidase values (r = 0.468, p = 0.001) and between HOMA-IR and zinc values (r = 0.601, p = 0.001). There was a statistically significant and negative correlation between HOMA-IR and catalase values (r = –0.493, p = 0.001).
Conclusions: The patients with PCOS are under oxidative stress and this oxidative stress seems to be the highest in patients with IR and with infertility. Despite the prominent increase in the oxidative stress, there was a variation in the antioxidant response.

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Keywords

infertility; insulin resistance; oxidative stress; polycystic ovary syndrome

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Title

Increased oxidative stress is associated with insulin resistance and infertility in polycystic ovary syndrome

Journal

Ginekologia Polska

Issue

Vol 87, No 11 (2016)

Article type

Research paper

Pages

733-738

Published online

2016-11-30

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5452

DOI

10.5603/GP.2016.0079

Pubmed

27958630

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Ginekol Pol 2016;87(11):733-738.

Keywords

infertility
insulin resistance
oxidative stress
polycystic ovary syndrome

Authors

Alev Özer
Murat Bakacak
Hakan Kıran
Önder Ercan
Bülent Köstü
Mine Kanat-Pektaş
Metin Kılınç
Ferhat Aslan

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