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PCOS Statistics

Statistics, according to the

PCOS Nutrition Centre


Despite being one of the most common endocrine disorders, PCOS treatment receives less than .1% of funding from the National Institutes of Health in America


Worldwide, Polycystic ovary syndrome affects 6% to 21% of women, making it the most common endocrine disorder in women of childbearing age.


By age 40, 40% of women with PCOS will develop pre-diabetes or diabetes.


Women with PCOS have a 70% prevalence of elevated triglycerides and low HDL (“good” cholesterol). Changes to diet and lifestyle can improve levels.


The prevalence of type 2 diabetes in women with PCOS at middle age is 6.8 times higher than that of the general female population.


Fatty liver affects 15% to 55% of women with PCOS and can be improved by diet changes.


It is estimated that 50-70% of women with PCOS have insulin resistance.


Sleep disturbances have been found to be twice as common in women with PCOS compared with those without.

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