Polycystic Ovary Syndrome also known as PCOS affects an estimated 7 million women in the USA alone and is the most common hormonal condition in women. Although it’s always been thought of as a reproductive health concern, it’s actually a complex condition that not only affects a woman’s ability to ovulate or conceive, but has powerful effects on a woman’s metabolism and weight. It’s much harder to lose weight if you have PCOS, and also far easier to gain fat. Women with the condition tend to carry weight around their abdomen, and have increased risks for type two diabetes, obesity and cardiovascular disease — even after menopause.

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