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2010-02-02 09:53:56

Fat tissue in PCOS patients excretes an inadequate amount of a hormone that is important in protecting against insulin resistance, diabetes and inflammation Fat tissue in women with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome produces an inadequate amount of the hormone that regulates how fats and glucose are processed, promoting increased insulin resistance and inflammation, glucose intolerance, and greater risk of diabetes and heart disease, according to a study conducted at the Center for Androgen-Related...

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2008-10-13 12:50:00

International researchers have uncovered genes that may increase by seven-fold the risk of early baldness amongst men. Two stretches of the genome linked with the condition were found during an analysis of DNA from 5,000 volunteers with and without male-pattern baldness. Nature Genetics reported that one in seven men have both genetic variants. The researchers said being able to predict hair loss early could boost development of preventive treatments. An initial study in more than 500 men...

2008-09-09 00:00:07

Infertility problems, caused by polycystic ovary syndrome may be helped by acupuncture, a U.S. researcher suggests. University of Virginia Health System's Lisa Pastore reports preliminary results in a trial in which she showed acupuncture may help women with PCOS -- a disease that causes hormone imbalances that interfere with ovulation and can cause infertility. "Over the last year we have seen women who never had a regular menstrual cycle start having regular periods. We can also boast...

2008-07-31 21:00:37

PALO ALTO, Calif. _ Watch out, Rogaine. Stanford University researchers have pinpointed a molecule that triggers hair follicle growth in mice, a treatment that one day could eventually mean some shaggy dos, or at least a few more strands, for humans who have experienced hair loss. The report, published Thursday in the Journal of Genes and Development, focuses on a molecule called laminin-511. The molecule acts like an operator, transferring messages, or proteins, between the outer and...

2008-07-29 15:00:28

U.S. scientists say high levels of insulin could be an early sign that girls whose mothers suffer from polycystic ovary syndrome might also be susceptible. Researchers at the Penn State University College of Medicine say their finding could help determine whether daughters of women suffering from PCOS are at a higher risk of developing the disease, compared with girls whose mothers do not have the disease. Polycystic ovary syndrome is a common hormonal disorder that affects women of...

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2008-02-25 15:06:28

A Columbia University Medical Center research team has discovered a new gene involved in determining hair texture in humans. The team's genetic analysis demonstrated that mutations in a gene, known as P2RY5, cause hereditary "woolly hair" "” hair that is coarse, dry, tightly curled and sparse."Our findings indicate that mutations in the P2RY5 gene cause hereditary woolly hair. This is significant as it represents the discovery of the first new gene whose primary function seems to be the...

2007-11-18 06:00:09

By Guzelmeric, Kadir Alkan, Nevriye; Pirimoglu, Meltem; Unal, Orhan; Turan, Cem Abstract Background. Women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) are insulin-resistant and have increased risk for type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) and coronary heart disease (CHD). But it is controversial whether the increased risk of CHD and T2DM is associated with endocrine abnormalities occurring as a consequence of PCOS or whether it is related to obesity or metabolic changes frequently seen in women with...

2007-07-13 06:15:47

By Angioni, Stefano Portoghese, Elaine; Milano, Francesca; Melis, Gian Benedetto; Fulghesu, Anna Maria Abstract The incidence of hyperandrogenism during pregnancy is low, although the incidence of some of the ovarian diseases that can cause it is higher. Hyperreactio luteinalis is a rare benign condition that may mimic ovarian and trophoblastic malignancies. A 23-year-old woman at 20 weeks' gestational age presenting with severe hirsutism and ovarian masses was treated conservatively and...

2007-07-13 06:15:46

By Filho, Roberpaulo Barboza Domingues, Lucilia; Naves, Luciana; Ferraz, Elenice; Et al Abstract The aims of the present study were to identify the cause of hyperprolactinemia in polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) and to compare prolactin (PRL) levels between PCOS women without hyperprolactinemia and women with insulin resistance and without PCOS. A group of 82 women (age: 27.1 +- 7.6 years) with PCOS was included in the study. Their PRL levels were measured and compared with those of women...

2007-07-13 06:15:46

By Lee, Seung-Hwan Kim, Mee-Ran; Kim, Ji-Hyun; Kwon, Hyuk-Sang; Et al Abstract We report a patient with combined polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) and autoimmune polyglandular syndrome (APS) type 2. A 26-year-old female presented with polyuria, polydipsia and acute weight loss. She was diagnosed with: (1) type 1 diabetes, with hyperglycemia, impaired insulin secretion, and positive autoantibodies for GAD-65 and IA-2; (2) autoimmune thyroiditis, with hypothyroidism, positive anti-microsomal...