BACKGROUND & AIMS: Recent investigations have identified low vitamin D status as a hypothetical mechanism of insulin-resistance in Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS). Instead, some authors supported the hypothesis that low vitamin D levels and insulin-resistance are 2 unrelated features of body size in PCOS. Hence, we aimed to explore the association of 25-hydroxyvitamin D (25(OH)D) with anthropometric, metabolic and hormonal features in PCOS. METHODS: We assessed the association of low 25(OH)D levels with endocrine parameters, insulin-sensitivity evaluated by hyperinsulinemic euglycemic clamp (HEC) and body composition measured by DEXA in 38 women affected by PCOS. RESULTS: Low 25(OH)D (25(OH)D < 50 nmo/L) was detected in 37% of the entire cohort of patients. Body Mass Index (BMI), in particular total fat mass (p < 0.001), resulted to be the most predictor factor of 25(OH)D levels whereas Sex Hormone Binding Globulin (SHBG), Free Androgen Index (FAI), glucose uptake and fat free mass were not. CONCLUSIONS: Our data demonstrated that in PCOS low 25(OH)D levels are significantly determined by the degree of adiposity.

Muscogiuri, G., Policola, C., Prioletta, A., Sorice, G., Mezza, T., Lassandro, A. P., Della Casa, S., Pontecorvi, A., Giaccari, A., Low levels of 25(OH)D and insulin-resistance: 2 unrelated features or a cause-effect in PCOS?, <<CLINICAL NUTRITION>>, 2012; (Gennaio): N/A-N/A. [doi:10.1016/j.clnu.2011.12.010] [http://hdl.handle.net/10807/16928]

Low levels of 25(OH)D and insulin-resistance: 2 unrelated features or a cause-effect in PCOS?

Muscogiuri, Giovanna;Policola, Caterina;Prioletta, Annamaria;Sorice, Gianpio;Mezza, Teresa;Lassandro, Anna Pia;Della Casa, Silvia;Pontecorvi, Alfredo;Giaccari, Andrea
2012

Abstract

BACKGROUND & AIMS: Recent investigations have identified low vitamin D status as a hypothetical mechanism of insulin-resistance in Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS). Instead, some authors supported the hypothesis that low vitamin D levels and insulin-resistance are 2 unrelated features of body size in PCOS. Hence, we aimed to explore the association of 25-hydroxyvitamin D (25(OH)D) with anthropometric, metabolic and hormonal features in PCOS. METHODS: We assessed the association of low 25(OH)D levels with endocrine parameters, insulin-sensitivity evaluated by hyperinsulinemic euglycemic clamp (HEC) and body composition measured by DEXA in 38 women affected by PCOS. RESULTS: Low 25(OH)D (25(OH)D < 50 nmo/L) was detected in 37% of the entire cohort of patients. Body Mass Index (BMI), in particular total fat mass (p < 0.001), resulted to be the most predictor factor of 25(OH)D levels whereas Sex Hormone Binding Globulin (SHBG), Free Androgen Index (FAI), glucose uptake and fat free mass were not. CONCLUSIONS: Our data demonstrated that in PCOS low 25(OH)D levels are significantly determined by the degree of adiposity.
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Muscogiuri, G., Policola, C., Prioletta, A., Sorice, G., Mezza, T., Lassandro, A. P., Della Casa, S., Pontecorvi, A., Giaccari, A., Low levels of 25(OH)D and insulin-resistance: 2 unrelated features or a cause-effect in PCOS?, <<CLINICAL NUTRITION>>, 2012; (Gennaio): N/A-N/A. [doi:10.1016/j.clnu.2011.12.010] [http://hdl.handle.net/10807/16928]
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