Abbott published in Journal of the Endocrine Society

A new article published in the Journal of the Endocrine Society by David Abbott, PhD, professor in the Division of Reproductive Sciences, uses a cross-sectional, cohort study to compare hormonal concentrations and body fat distribution between normal-weight women with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) and age and BMI-matched controls.

In “Interplay of Cortisol, Testosterone, and Abdominal Fat Mass in Normal-Weight Women with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome”, Abbott and co-authors show that, contrary to what appears to be the case in overweight and obese women with PCOS, lower cortisol levels in normal weight women with PCOS may protect them from accumulation of abdominal visceral fat.

Read the whole article here!