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Obstetrics and Gynecology International
Volume 2014, Article ID 536896, 4 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2014/536896
Research Article

Does Polycystic Ovary Syndrome Itself Have Additional Effect on Apelin Levels?

1Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Faculty of Medicine, Mustafa Kemal University, Antakya, Hatay, Turkey
2Department of Internal Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Mustafa Kemal University, Antakya, Hatay, Turkey
3Department of Family Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Mustafa Kemal University, Antakya, Hatay, Turkey
4Department of Public Health, Faculty of Medicine, Mustafa Kemal University, Antakya, Hatay, Turkey

Received 4 July 2014; Accepted 18 September 2014; Published 7 October 2014

Academic Editor: Curt W. Burger

Copyright © 2014 Dilek Benk Silfeler et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

Objective. The present study was designed to compare serum levels of apelin between lean PCOS women and healthy women with regular menses. Study Design. A total of 30 lean patients with PCOS and 30 healthy subjects were included in this study. Serum apelin levels were compared between groups. Results. Serum apelin levels in lean PCOS patients were not significantly different from the control subjects. Conclusion. Our findings indicate that PCOS itself does not seem to change apelin levels. Further investigation on a large number of subjects will need to be conducted to prove the consistent or variable association in PCOS.