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Relationships of overweight and obesity with hormonal and metabolic parameters in hirsute women

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Author(s): "Sotoudeh G | Mirdamadi SR | Siassi F | Khosravi S | Chamari M "

Journal: Acta Medica Iranica
ISSN 0044-6025

Volume: 41;
Issue: 1;
Start page: 37;
Date: 2003;
Original page

Keywords: Hirsutism | BMI | WHR | Hormone | Lipid

ABSTRACT
Obesity is the common clinical signs in hirsutism, which can cause metabolic disturbances like dyslipidemia, insulin resistance and hypertension. To investigate relationship of overweight and obesity with hormonal and metabolic parameters in suspected hirsute women, in a cross-sectional study, 184 suspected hirsute women were selected in a reproductive endocrinology outpatient clinic in north of Tehran from February 1997 to May 1999. Weight, height, waist and hip circumferences were measured and serum levels of lipids, hormones and glucose were determined. Overweight and overall obesity (OO-body mass index: BMI ≥ 25 kg/m²) and android obesity (AO-waist to hip ratio: WHR>0.85) were calculated. Hirsutism score of OO and AO women was higher than that of non-obese women (NO, P

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