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PCOS – Polycystic Ovary Syndrome , Women who have polycystic ovary syndrome have a higher risk of developing type 2 Diabetes (T2D) and are diagnosed at an early age with the condition, according to a new study published in the Endocrine Society’s Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism.
Many women with PCOS are obese but the risk for the development of diabetes in PCOS is unknown. PCOS is one of the most common endocrine conditions in women of childbearing age.
Women who have PCOS produce slightly higher amounts of testosterone and other hormones than average. The elevated levels in women with PCOS can contribute to irregular or absent menstrual periods, infertility, weight gain, acne or excess hair on the face and body. Women who have PCOS also face a higher risk of developing other health problems, such as Diabetes.
Researchers found that women with PCOS were four times more likely to develop Type 2 Diabetes compared to their counterparts who did not have the disorder. The average age of women with PCOS who received a diagnosis of T2D was 31 years. The average age for women women without PCOS and diagnosed with T2D was 35 years.
The study’s author note that BMI and fasting blood glucose levels are the best predictors of the development of Type 2 Diabetes in patients with PCOS.
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