Abbott published in Fertility and Sterility

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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!