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Association of variants in the fat mass and obesity associated (FTO) gene with polycystic ovary syndrome

By T. M. Barber, A. J. Bennett, C. J. Groves, U. Sovio, A. Ruokonen, H. Martikainen, A. Pouta, A.-L. Hartikainen, P. Elliott, C. M. Lindgren, R. M. Freathy, K. Koch, W. H. Ouwehand, F. Karpe, G. S. Conway, J. A. H. Wass, M.-R. Järvelin, S. Franks and Mark I. McCarthy


Aims/hypothesis Variants in the fat-mass and obesityassociated gene (FTO) influence susceptibility to type 2 diabetes via an effect on adiposity/obesity. Given the important role of obesity in the aetiology of both polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) and type 2 diabetes mellitus, our aim was to establish whether FTO variants are also implicated in PCOS susceptibilit

Publisher: Springer
Year: 2008
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