[Therapeutic effects of Jinqi Jiangtang tablet on women with polycystic ovary syndrome].
Zhong Xi Yi Jie He Xue Bao. 2006 Nov;4(6):579-84. PMID: 17090371
OBJECTIVE: To observe the therapeutic effects of Jinqi Jiangtang Tablet (JQJTT), a commonly prescribed recipe for type 2 diabetes in traditional Chinese medicine, on obese women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). METHODS: Twenty-four obese women with PCOS were prescribed JQJTT for 3 months and the changes of carbohydrate metabolism and biochemical indicators, including menstrual cycle, body mass index (BMI), the level of blood sex hormone, area under curve (AUC) of glucose and insulin during oral glucose tolerance test (OGTT), and testosterone responses during human chorionic gonadotrophin stimulation ovary test were observed. RESULTS: After treatment, there were significantly reductions in BMI (P<0.05), serum glucose level at 30 min during OGTT (P<0.05) and testosterone levels at eighteen hours during human chorionic gonadotrophin stimulation ovary test (P<0.05). In addition, nine patients had improved cycles among sixteen completed patients, and one patient with clomifene resistance got pregnant with response to clomifene treatment. CONCLUSION: The beneficial effects of JQJTT may result from improvement of carbohydrate metabolism and reduction in androgen biosynthesis in women with PCOS.