Obese Women Face Greater Risk for Polycystic Ovary Syndrome

FRIDAY, Oct. 27 (HealthDay News) — Overweight and obese women are five times more likely than lean women to have polycystic ovary syndrome, a new Spanish study finds.

Polycystic ovary syndrome, which decreases fertility, occurs when the ovaries malfunction and levels of the hormone androgen in the body are unusually high. Symptoms include acne, excess hair growth, and irregular or no menstrual periods.

Dur. Medical “Professionals” can be so stupid. PCOS is known to cause obesity… therefor alot of women with obesity also have PCOS. Why do they think they can flip a side effect of an illness around and think they have a new take on it? It’s like saying “Chronic pain causes fibromyalgia.” or that “Suicidal thoughts may cause depression”


April 24, 2007. Obesity, PCOS.

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