Two cohorts of women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), comprising 400 probands and affected sisters in 365 families and a case-control group including 395 women with PCOS and 171 healthy women with regular menstrual cycles, were studied to determine whether single-nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) identified as susceptibility loci in genomewide association studies of type 2 diabetes are also associated with PCOS. None of the 18 allelic variants in 10 genes previously shown to be associated with type 2 diabetes were found to be associated with PCOS, but some were associated with indices of beta cell function.
- Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)
- transmission disequilibrium test (TDT)
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Reproductive Medicine
- Obstetrics and Gynecology