Link between obesity and polycystic ovary syndrome may be exaggerated
PCOS and Weight The relationship between obesity and polycystic ovary syndrome may be exaggerated. Study finds women with PCOS had about the same obesity rates as those who didn't have PCOS. Dr. Azziz said. "A lot of patients believe PCOS leads to obesity and we really don't have strong data to support that. In fact, our evidence suggests that is not the case. Growing evidence also suggests that -- regardless of how much they have -- the fat in women with PCOS behaves differently."
20 Painfully Honest Confessions From Women With Polycystic Ovary Syndrome
"I have PCOS. I work out times a week, eat healthy, no gluten or dairy, and I take care of myself. Yet I continue to be overweight and have acne. Don't judge a book by its cover. You never know what someone is dealing with. "
Polycystic ovary syndrome, also known as PCOS, is a leading cause of infertility. Pelvic ultrasounds, physical exams, and blood tests are all used to diagnose this syndrome. Read about PCOS and other fertility concerns on this infographic from a fertility doctor in Chicago.