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Study links severe obesity with PCOS, metabolic syndrome in women

An analysis of data from 246 Swedish women with severe obesity showed that 25.6% had polycystic ovary syndrome and 43.4% had metabolic syndrome, but no significant difference in the prevalence of metabolic syndrome was found among those with and without PCOS. Published in Clinical Endocrinology, researchers noted that independent of PCOS, having severe obesity puts women at an increased risk for metabolic syndrome, which also increases their risk for type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease.

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