Insulin resistance in Polycystic Ovary Syndrome and the role of skeletal muscle and adipose tissue [ 2010 - 2011 ]

Also known as: Insulin resistance and exercise in PCOS

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Researchers: Prof Helena Teede (Principal investigator) ,  Prof James Cameron A/Pr Nigel Stepto A/Pr Boyd Strauss Prof Juleen Zierath

Brief description 11% of women have polycystic ovarian syndrome(PCOS), characterised by insulin resistance, irregular periods and infertility. These women are prone to obesity, diabetes and potentially, heart disease. Treatments include lifestyle modifications +-- medical therapy. Lifestyle is first line, yet the best diet-exercise prescription is unclear. This study will provide insights into the cause of PCOS, will inform on the role of exercise in therapy and may identify targets for future therapies.

Funding Amount $AUD 416,115.74

Funding Scheme NHMRC Project Grants

Notes Standard Project Grant

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