Lipoprotein(a) levels in girls with premature adrenarche


Andiran N. , YORDAM N.

JOURNAL OF PAEDIATRICS AND CHILD HEALTH, vol.44, no.3, pp.138-142, 2008 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 44 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2008
  • Doi Number: 10.1111/j.1440-1754.2007.01210.x
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF PAEDIATRICS AND CHILD HEALTH
  • Page Numbers: pp.138-142

Abstract

Aim: Elevated lipoprotein(a) (Lp(a)) level is a risk factor for cardiovasculary disease (CVD). Women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) have higher Lp(a) and risk for CVD than controls. The girls with premature adrenarche (PA) were shown to share similar hormonal/metabolic properties with PCOS. We compared Lp(a) levels in PA, with healthy and PCOS girls.