PCOS Increases Risk For Diabetes

polycystic ovary PCOSPolycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a common hormonal disorder affecting as many as 20% of reproductive-aged women worldwide. Two factors implicated in the development of PCOS – obesity and insulin resistance, are also risk factors for type 2 diabetes. In fact, studies show that one out of every two premenopausal women with morbid obesity will be diagnosed with PCOS. A recent study also found that women with PCOS are four times as likely to be diagnosed with type 2 diabetes when compared to women without PCOS.