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Fertil Steril. 2004 Nov;82(5):1466-7.

A polymorphism in the resistin gene promoter is associated with body mass index in women with polycystic ovary syndrome.

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Division of Endocrinology, Department of Medicine, University of Ioannina, Ioannina, Greece.


Resistin does not appear to be a major gene predisposing to polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). However, an association of a resistin variant with body mass index was found in women with PCOS, suggesting that resistin may be related to adiposity in PCOS.

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