Department of
Obstetrics and Gynecology

UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN–MADISON
SCHOOL OF MEDICINE AND PUBLIC HEALTH

Abbott published in Fertility and Sterility

 Abbott published in Fertility and Sterility

David Abbott, PhD, of the UW Ob-Gyn Division of Reproductive Sciences, co-authored an article published in the journal Fertility and Sterility.

Accelerated subcutaneous abdominal stem cell adipogenesis predicts insulin sensitivity in normal-weight women with polycystic ovary syndrome sought to examine “whether subcutaneous abdominal adipose stem cell differentiation into adipocytes in vitro predicts insulin sensitivity in vivo in normal-weight women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) and controls.”

According to Abbott, the study out of UCLA shows that higher levels of testosterone in normal-weight women with PCOS reprograms their fat cells to store fat more rapidly and efficiently than is the case in normal-weight women without PCOS. Abbott and co-authors suggest that this is an ancient survival trait that has become a modern liability.

Read the whole publication here – incredible work, Dr. Abbott!