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Garg M, Jain A, Goswami B, Puri M. Association of Cardiometabolic Index and Insulin Resistance with Serum Levels of Peroxisome Proliferator Activated Receptor-γ in Polycystic Ovary Syndrome. Indian J Med Biochem 2020; 24 (2):50-54.
Introduction: Polycystic ovary syndrome or PCOS is also called “Stein-Leventhal Syndrome”. It comprises of many endocrinal disturbances of female reproductive system and manifested variably to be called as a “Syndrome.” Insulin resistance is seen in 30–40% women with PCOS and is accompanied with hyperinsulinemia in about 50–70% of women. Cardiometabolic index (CMI) is a new marker for coronary artery disease and metabolic syndrome. The relationship of CMI and insulin resistance is further explored in the present study using peroxisome proliferator activated receptor-γ (PPAR-γ) serum levels. PPAR-γ or glitazone receptors are involved in improving insulin sensitization, mainly through adipocyte differentiation.
Aims and objectives: To study whether there is any association of CMI and insulin resistance with PPAR-γ serum levels.
Materials and methods: A hospital-based observational case–control study was conducted in 50 diagnosed cases of PCOS (15–45 years of age) as per revised Rotterdam Criteria along with 50 age-matched apparently healthy women volunteers as controls. Fasting blood samples on D2/D3 were taken to obtain serum for analysis of biochemical and glycemic parameters, including lipid profile and HOMA-IR. PPAR-γ levels were estimated using sandwich enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay. Statistical analysis using SPSS ver. 23 employing independent sample t test for intergroup comparison of means and Pearson\'s correlation coefficient for correlation analysis was done.
Results and conclusion: Serum triglyceride levels were found to be significantly higher in cases (121.08 ± 57.6 mg/dL) when compared to controls (97.6 ± 44.2 mg/dL), suggesting that dyslipidemia is associated with PCOS, with hypertriglyceridemia being an important component of it. This study showed significantly lower levels of PPAR-γ in the cases when compared to controls (p value < 0.05). HOMA-IR showed a significant positive correlation with serum TG. CMI also depicted significant and positive correlations with hypertriglyceridemia, HOMA-IR, and PPAR-γ.
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