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Relation between Obesity and PCOS (Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome) in Today’s Life


Both obesity and polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) are the raising epidemics in the world today.Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) is one of the most leading causes of female infertility, affecting 5-10% of women of reproductive age. The syndrome is characterized by anovulation, hyperandrogenism and polycystic ovaries. Obesity (defined as a BMI ≥30 kg/m2) occurs in approximately 30% to 60% of women with PCOS. Central or abdominal obesity is a typical pattern. Central obesity is a risk factor for development of diabetes, heart disease and when present in a woman with PCOS worsens the clinical features of the syndrome. Obesity may play a pathogenic role in the development of the syndrome in susceptible individuals Therefore lifestyle modifications with appropriate diet and exercise is a corner stone of therapy for many women with PCOS.

Mamatha M

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