Diabetes risk higher in women with PCOS

Women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) are usually identified when they present to doctors with fertility problems, but Australian data suggests about 70% of women with the condition are not diagnosed. 1

As new Australian research underlines, there’s a compelling reason to diagnose PCOS early — such patients are at a greatly increased risk of type 2 diabetes and gestational diabetes.

The data from around 10,000 women from the Australian Longitudinal Study on Women’s Health