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Table 2 Comparison of serum biochemical variables and inflammatory markers between obese PCOS women and lean PCOS women and lean controls

From: Is interleukin-18 associated with polycystic ovary syndrome?

  Obese PCOS (n = 29) Lean PCOS (n = 31) Lean controls (n = 29)
Age (year) 28.3 ± 2.4 28.1 ± 3.0 28.0 ± 2.7
BMI(kg/m2) 28.0 ± 2.8 22.1 ± 3.4 21.0 ± 2.0
FBG (mmol/L) 5.1 ± 0.7* 4.9 ± 0.5Δ 5.0 ± 0.5
FINS (uIU/ml) 16.8 ± 8.9* 11.0 ± 7.6Δ 6.1 ± 3.1
FSH (IU/L) 6.3 ± 1.4 6.0 ± 1.7Δ 7.0 ± 1.2
LH (IU/L) 12.3 ± 4.8* 9.1 ± 4.3Δ 4.6 ± 2.0
T (nmol/L) 2.0 ± 0.7* 1.5 ± 0.5Δ 1.1 ± 0.5
Homa IR 4.1 ± 2.1* 2.1 ± 1.4Δ 1.4 ± 0.7
LH/FSH 1.9 ± 0.6* 1.4 ± 0.6ΔΔ 0.7 ± 0.3
IL18 (pg/ml) 247.5 ± 63.6* 172.5 ± 64.0 118.6 ± 34.9
  1. Values are given as means ± SD.
  2. *Compare with lean PCOS, P < 0.05; Δcompared with lean controls P < 0.05.