ANTHROPOLOGIE
International Journal of Human Diversity and Evolution
 
Coverage: 1923-1941 (Vols. I-XIX) & 1962-2019 (Vols. 1-57)
ISSN 0323-1119 (Print)
ISSN 2570-9127 (Online)
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It is with deep regret and profound sadness that we inform all colleagues: Doc. MUDr. Vladimír Novotný, CSc, a long-time member of the editorial board of the Anthropologie, has died on 30th November 2019 at the age of 80 years.
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'Kaur R, KAUR M, SURI V, 2020: SOMATOTYPE PROFILE OF OBESE AND LEAN WOMEN WITH POLYCYSTIC OVARY SYNDROME: A POPULATION BASED COHORT STUDY. Anthropologie (Brno) 58, 1: 93-102'.
 
Abstract
Background: Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is emanating as one of the most commonly occurring endocrine as well as metabolic disorder among women during their reproductive span across the globe. Aim: The present cross-sectional study is an attempt to gauge somatotype profile of obese and lean women having polycystic ovary syndrome. Subjects and Methods: A sample of 150 PCOS women ranging in age from 18 to 35 years was collected from OPD of Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, PGIMER, Chandigarh. The subjects were diagnosed as PCOS as per the Rotterdam criteria. Results: The lean PCOS women were taller and significantly lighter than their obese PCOS counterparts. Somatotype profile of obese and lean PCOS women fall in mesomorphic-endomorph (5.7- 4.7-0.4) and balanced endomorph (4.2-2.4-2.4) sectors of somatochart respectively, indicating a dominance of endomorphic and mesomorphic component, but less ectomorphic component in obese PCOS women as compared to lean PCOS women at all age groups. One way MANOVA analysis depicted a non-significant shift in component dominance (Wilk’s lambda 0.94) among lean PCOS women, while obese PCOS exhibited a significant change in component dominance (Wilk’s lambda 0.86*). Conclusion: It was observed that endomorphic component was dominant in PCOS women irrespective of their BMI category.
 
Keywords
Lean PCOS – Obesity – Somatotype components – Somatochart
 
DOI
https://doi.org/10.26720/anthro.20.02.07.1
 
 
 
 

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