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Guest Column: What Is Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome And Its Risks To Pregnant Women, Children

 

March 7, 2019

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Dr. Jamie Ramsey

As the obesity crisis continues to escalate in America, there is another emerging threat to women's health and their ability to have children. The threat is called polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS). This is a hormonal imbalance often brought on by obesity and increases a woman's risk of Type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease, as well as infertility and uterine cancer.

The prevalence of PCOS is increasing. It is thought to be caused by genetic and environmental factors that combine to cause an imbalance in a woman's level of circulating hormones, especially testosterone. It is ca...



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