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What are problems associated with weight gain and polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)-weight gain?

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Women with PCOS are more likely to have many problems associated with weight gain and insulin resistance, including:

  • Type 2 diabetes
  • High cholesterol
  • High blood pressure
  • Sleep apnea
  • Infertility
  • Endometrial cancer

SOURCES:

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services: ''Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS).''

Richardson, M. , 2003; vol. 68: pp. 697-704. American Family Physician

WebMD Health News: "FDA Restricts Use of Diabetes Drug Avandia."

Reviewed by Trina Pagano on October 31, 2018

SOURCES:

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services: ''Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS).''

Richardson, M. , 2003; vol. 68: pp. 697-704. American Family Physician

WebMD Health News: "FDA Restricts Use of Diabetes Drug Avandia."

Reviewed by Trina Pagano on October 31, 2018

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