PCOS linked to higher energy intake and lower activity

Drawing on data from more than 7000 women participating in the Australian Longitudinal Study on Women’s Health, researchers showed PCOS status, higher energy intake and lower levels of physical activity were independently associated with BMI.

They reported for the first time a finding of increased “sitting time” among women with PCOS although total physical activity was similar to other women.

Women with PCOS ate a marginally better quality of diet but overall their energy intake was higher than others.