Epicardial adipose tissue thickness and NGAL levels in women with polycystic ovary syndrome


Sahin S. B. , Cure M., UGURLU Y., ERGUL E. , GUR E. U. , ALYILDIZ N., ...More

JOURNAL OF OVARIAN RESEARCH, vol.7, 2014 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 7
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Doi Number: 10.1186/1757-2215-7-24
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF OVARIAN RESEARCH

Abstract

Background: Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is associated with an increased cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk and early atherosclerosis. Epicardial adipose tissue thickness (EATT) is clinically related to subclinical atherosclerosis. In the present study, considering the major role of neutrophil gelatinase-associated lipocalin (NGAL) which is an acute phase protein rapidly releasing upon inflammation and tissue injury, we aimed to evaluate NGAL levels and EATT in PCOS patients and assess their relationship with cardiometabolic factors.