Polycystic Ovary Syndrome

Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a common health condition in women that involves irregular function of the ovaries. There are three key features of the condition, and the presence of any two of the following symptoms may lead to a diagnosis of PCOS.

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PCOS subtypes associated with distinct genetic variations, finds study

PCOS subtypes associated with distinct genetic variations, finds study

Impact of COVID-19 on pregnancy and breastfed infants

Impact of COVID-19 on pregnancy and breastfed infants

Mindful yoga may be a promising option for treating women with PCOS

Mindful yoga may be a promising option for treating women with PCOS

Survey: Support for long-term health implications of PCOS is lacking

Survey: Support for long-term health implications of PCOS is lacking

Nutrition researcher shows how foods affect our hormones and health

Nutrition researcher shows how foods affect our hormones and health

High testosterone in women ups risk for cancer, diabetes, and metabolic disease

High testosterone in women ups risk for cancer, diabetes, and metabolic disease

OMA’s 2020 Obesity Algorithm updated with new information for clinicians

OMA’s 2020 Obesity Algorithm updated with new information for clinicians

Women with PCOS have lower life satisfaction, poorer health beyond reproductive years

Women with PCOS have lower life satisfaction, poorer health beyond reproductive years

Adolescents with PCOS and obesity have more 'unhealthy' gut bacteria

Adolescents with PCOS and obesity have more 'unhealthy' gut bacteria

Key brain region found to be smaller in birth control pill users

Key brain region found to be smaller in birth control pill users

Study finds key region of the brain is smaller in women who use oral contraceptives

Study finds key region of the brain is smaller in women who use oral contraceptives

1 in 5 adolescents have prediabetes in U.S.

1 in 5 adolescents have prediabetes in U.S.

Daughters of women with PCOS five times more likely to develop the syndrome in adulthood

Daughters of women with PCOS five times more likely to develop the syndrome in adulthood

NIH partners with Apple and Harvard for long-term study of women's health

NIH partners with Apple and Harvard for long-term study of women's health

Dermatology experts publish guidelines for diagnosing, managing hidradenitis suppurativa

Dermatology experts publish guidelines for diagnosing, managing hidradenitis suppurativa

Diabetes drug can halve the risk of late miscarriage, preterm births for women with PCOS

Diabetes drug can halve the risk of late miscarriage, preterm births for women with PCOS

Half of all women with PCOS share a rare gene variant

Half of all women with PCOS share a rare gene variant

Common drug may lead to obesity in offspring

Common drug may lead to obesity in offspring

Obesity linked to reproductive problems in women with type 1 diabetes

Obesity linked to reproductive problems in women with type 1 diabetes

Altering gut microbiome may be potential treatment option for PCOS

Altering gut microbiome may be potential treatment option for PCOS