Link Between Gut Bacteria and Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS)

PCOS is a hormonal condition that affects 7% to 10% of women of childbearing age, according to the Hormone Health Network. Women with PCOS have an increased risk of developing metabolic problems including diabetes. Reproductive issues like fertility and psychological issues including anxiety and depression are also common among women with PCOS. Women who have a common hormone condition called polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) have a less diverse composition of bacteria in the gut compared to women who did not have PCOS, suggests a new study published in the Endocrine Society''s Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism.

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