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ea0035p688 | Male reproduction | ECE2014

Is elevated red blood cell distribution width a new risk factor for polycystic ovary syndrome?

Calan Mehmet , Yilmaz Ozgur , Kelekci Sefa

Objective: The red blood cell distribution width (RDW) is being recognized as a global marker of chronic inflammation, high level of oxidative stress, and cardiovascular disease risk. We aimed to investigate the relation between the level of RDW and highly sensitive C-reactive protein (hs-CRP), insulin resistance, BMI and body fat percentage in women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS).Methods: Cross-sectional study of 90 PCOS (2003 Rotterdam Consensus...