How to Prevent Diabetes if you have PCOS

Nearly 50% of women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) develop pre-diabetes or type 2 diabetes before the age of 40. This is alarming statistic highlights the need for aggressive interventions that can reduce the chances of women with PCOS developing diabetes. The good news is that diabetes can be prevented. The first step is getting educated about why PCOS can lead to diabetes and what you can do about it. Below are some of the best proven ways to lower your risk for developing diabetes if you have PCOS.

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PCOS and Endometrial Cancer: What Women Need to Know

While women with PCOS have not been shown to be at a higher risk for developing breast or ovarian cancer, they are at an increased risk for endometrial cancer, this according to findings of a large population-based cohort study of over 8,000 women with PCOS. This study, published in the Journal of Medicine found that women with PCOS have an overall 17-fold higher risk of developing endometrial cancer. An alarming finding was that the majority of women with endometrial cancer were under the age of 50. Earlier reports showed women with PCOS and endometrial hyperplasia have four times greater risk of developing endometrial cancer than women without PCOS. Endometrial cancer can be prevented. Here’s what women with PCOS need to know about endometrial cancer and how to reduce their risk.

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Highlights from the New International PCOS Guidelines

Did you hear? The newly released International evidence-based guidelines for the assessment and management of Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) were released this week. Designed to provide clear information to assist clinical decision making and support optimal patient care, these guidelines encompass the culmination of the work of over 3,000 health professionals and consumers internationally. These guidelines reflect the newest advancements in PCOS research and offer more insight into better managing and treating PCOS. Here’s what they got right-and wrong!

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30 Interesting Facts About PCOS

September is PCOS Awareness Month. Here are 30 interesting facts about this overlooked and under recognized condition that affect at least 10% of women in the United States.

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Make PCOS Awareness Part of Your Care

You may have first seen PCOS advocate Ashley Levinson on the Discovery Health Channel show Mystery Diagnosis, which highlighted PCOS. Ashley has been a PCOS Awareness Advocate for over 16 years, serving her mission and passion to bring more awareness to a syndrome that affects so many, including herself.

She has served as an executive and advisor to many PCOS and Women’s Health Organizations and has made multiple appearances including Woman’s World, Fox News and was Glamour Magazine’s finalist for Woman of the Year in 2008. Here she is to tell us why PCOS awareness needs to be part of every woman’s treatment plan.

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5 Benefits of Essential Oils For Women with PCOS

Essential oils can provide amazing support for a variety of concerns, both emotional and physical. Here are five areas that are of great importance for managing PCOS and overall well-being.

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