Revista Brasileira de Ginecologia e Obstetrícia
versão impressa ISSN 0100-7203
PONTES, Ana Gabriela et al. Insulin resistance in women with polycystic ovary syndrome: relationship with anthropometric and biochemical variables. Rev. Bras. Ginecol. Obstet. [online]. 2012, vol.34, n.2, pp. 74-79. ISSN 0100-7203. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0100-72032012000200006.
PURPOSE: To analyze the prevalence of insulin resistance, according to different biochemical and anthropometric measurements in women with polycystic ovary syndrome. METHODS: A total of 189 patients with polycystic ovary syndrome were retrospectively analyzed. Insulin resistance diagnosis was performed using fasting insulin, HOMA-IR, QUICKI, insulin sensibility index and glucose/fasting insulin ratio. Body mass index and lipid accumulation product were used. Data were analyzed statistically by descriptive statistics, ANOVA, Tukey post-test, and Pearson's correlation. RESULTS: The polycystic ovary syndrome patients had a mean age of 24.9±5.2 and a mean body mass index of 31.8±7.6. The percentage of obese patients was 57.14%. Among the methods of insulin resistance investigation, the insulin sensibility index was the technique that most detected (56.4%) the presence of insulin resistance in women with polycystic ovary syndrome. The insulin resistance was detected in 87% of obese patients. The fasting glucose/fasting insulin ratio and insulin sensibility index were strongly correlated with lipid accumulation product. CONCLUSION: The prevalence of insulin resistance varied according to the method used, and it was greater the higher the body mass index. Lipid accumulation product was also related to insulin resistance.
Palavras-chave : Polycystic ovary syndrome; Insulin resistance; Obesity; Body mass index.