Table 2

Anthropometrical, metabolic and cardiopulmonary profile of the PCOS population according to HRR.

Variables

Normal HRR (n = 154)

(> 18 beats/min)

Abnormal HRR (n = 89)

(≤18 beats/min)

P value


Age (years)

20.7 ± 2.3

23.9 ± 1.9

< 0.001

BMI (Kg/m2)

27.3 ± 2.9

31.3 ± 3.1

< 0.001

WHR

0.84 ± 0.2

0.87 ± 0.1

< 0.001

TC (mg/dl)

153.3 ± 18.1

155.8 ± 16.6

0.442

HDL-C (mg/dl)

44.2 ± 7.3

40.9 ± 10.5

< 0.001

LDL-C (mg/dl)

89.5 ± 8.3

90.4 ± 7.6

0.593

TG (mg/dl)

114.6 ± 20.3

122 ± 22.4

< 0.001

Fasting glucose

93.0 ± 6.8

98.3 ± 7.1

< 0.001

Fasting insulin

20.1 ± 3.3

24.2 ± 3.7

< 0.001

AUCGLU

11950 ± 2122

12033 ± 2154

0.335

AUCINS

16520 ± 950

17480 ± 970

< 0.001

AUCGLU/INS

0.77 ± 0.2

0.73 ± 0.3

< 0.001

WBCs count (× 109 cells/l)

6.6 ± 1.5

7.3 ± 1.8

< 0.001

CRP (mg/dl)

0.11 (0.09–0.25)

0.21 (0.11–0.69)

< 0.001

logCRP (mg/dl)

1.1 ± 0.4

1.8 ± 0.7

< 0.001

HRREST (beats/min)

67.2 ± 2.5

72.1 ± 3.9

< 0.001

VO2peak (ml/Kg/min)

26.1 ± 3.3

22.5 ± 2.8

< 0.001


Abbreviations: AUCGLU, area under the curve for glucose; AUCINS, area under the curve for insulin; BMI, body mass index; CRP, C-reactive protein; HDL-C, high density lipoprotein cholesterol; HRR, heart rate recovery; HRREST, resting heart rate; LDL-C, low density lipoprotein cholesterol; TC, total cholesterol; TG, triglycerides; VO2max, maximal oxygen consumption; WBCs, white blood cells; WHR, waist to hip ratio.

Giallauria et al. Journal of Ovarian Research 2009 2:3   doi:10.1186/1757-2215-2-3

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