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Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome linked to Type 2 Diabetes Risk

September 4, 2012 in News

Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) is a very common hormonal disorder that affects between 5 and 10 percent of all women. In PCOS, the “female” hormones estrogen and progesterone are out of balance with the “male” hormone androgen, and this imbalance can cause infertility, irregular menstrual cycles, and small cysts in a woman’s ovaries. Similar to diabetes, weight seems to be linked to the condition, and weight management is one of the most important factors in managing the condition. Read the rest of this entry →