[kat note: I read EVERYTHING on PCOS, and this article is the FIRST I’ve heard this! See the section I put in bold and underline] Information on polycystic ovary syndrome Many women have Polycystic Ovary Syndrome, a condition that can go undiagnosed for years and cause life-threatening complications leading to ovarian, breast, or endometrial cancer….
Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) Polycystic Ovary Syndrome is a general (almost catch-all) term characterized by menstrual irregularity and hyperandrogenism. Some women with symptoms of PCO have normal-sized ovaries and regular menstrual cycles, and no inherent abnormalities are associated with the syndrome. Recent emphasis is on hormonal involvement. Obesity, hirsutism, acne, infertility, heavy vaginal bleeding, endometrial…
April 16, 2002 Asking if Obesity Is a Disease or Just a Symptom By GINA KOLATA The obesity warnings are everywhere. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says that with 35 percent of Americans overweight and 27 percent obese, obesity “has risen at an epidemic rate during the past 20 years.” In December, Dr….