Despite being one of the most common endocrine disorders, PCOS receives less than .1% of funding from the National Institutes of Health in America
Statistics, according to the
PCOS Nutrition Centre
Worldwide, PCOS affects 6% to 21% of women, making it the most common endocrine disorder in women of childbearing age.
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.