Endocrine and clinical aspects of inositol in polycystic ovarian syndrome

Dubrovina S.O., Krasilnikova L.V.

1 Rostov State Medical University, Ministry of Health of the Russian Federation, Rostov-on-Don, Russia 2 Medical Center “Centromed”, Rostov-on-Don, Russia
Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is characterized by hormonal changes that are commonly associated with insulin resistance. In this connection, the use of Myo-inositol (MYO) is an effective and promising treatment for PCOS, which demonstrates excellent therapeutic options without any significant side effects. The review summarizes current knowledge of the biological mechanisms of action of MYO and D-chiro-inositol, as well as the results of PCOS therapy.


polycystic ovary syndrome
insulin resistance


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Received 15.06.2018

Accepted 22.06.2018

About the Authors

Dubrovina, Svetlana O., MD, professor, the main scientific researcher, Rostov State Medical University, Ministry of Health of the Russian Federation, Rostov-on-Don, Russia. 344012, Russia, Rostov on Don, Mechnikova str. 43. Tel.: +78632504200. E-mail: s.dubrovina@gmail.com
Krasilnikova, Liliya V., gynecologist, Medical Center «Centromed», Rostov-on-Don. 344000, Russia, Rostov on Don, 339th Rifle Division str. E-mail: cool.dalida2014@yandex.ru

For citations: Dubrovina S.O., Krasilnikova L.V. Endocrine and clinical aspects of inositol in polycystic ovarian syndrome. Akusherstvo i Ginekologiya/Obstetrics and Gynecology. 2019; (1): 150-3. (in Russian)

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