The association of androgenetic alopecia and insulin resistance is independent of hyperandrogenemia: A case-control study


KARTAL D. , BORLU M. , ÇİNAR S. L. , FERAHBAS A., Ulas Y. , ÜNLÜHİZARCI K. , ...More

AUSTRALASIAN JOURNAL OF DERMATOLOGY, vol.57, no.3, 2016 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 57 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Doi Number: 10.1111/ajd.12285
  • Title of Journal : AUSTRALASIAN JOURNAL OF DERMATOLOGY

Abstract

Background/ObjectivesAndrogenetic alopecia (AGA) occurs due to the effect of androgens and genetic predisposition. The association between hyperandrogenism and insulin resistance (IR) has been clearly documented. In recent years there have been reports supporting the presence of IR in AGA. The study aimed to investigate the presence of IR in women with AGA and discern whether or not it is associated with hyperandrogenism.