Seven percent of women in North America suffer from Polycystic Ovary Syndrome which puts them at risk for heart attacks, diabetes, and uterine cancer. An article from Penn State Medical School shows that mnay women with this condition are not diagnosed and most are not treated.

If you have irregular periods, find it difficult to get pregnant, have excess hair on your face and body, store fat primarily in your belly, have acne, or have a family history for diabetes, you are at risk for polycystic ovary syndrome that can shorten your life. Since many physicians are not aware of this condition, and many don't test for it, all women who have these symptoms should ask their doctors to check for Polycystic Ovary Syndrome. It can be cured by taking a drug called metformin before meals, and avoiding foods that cause a high rise in blood sugar, such as bakery products, pastas, and sugar-added foods. See report #8124

Self-selected women with polycystic ovary syndrome are reproductively and metabolically abnormal and undertreated. Fertility and Sterility, 2002, Vol 78, Iss 1, pp 51-57. RS Legro, M Urbanek, AR Kunselman, BE Leiby, A Dunaif. Legro RS, Penn State Univ, Milton S Hershey Med Ctr, Dept Obstet & Gynecol, H103, 500 Univ Dr, Hershey,PA 17033 USA

Checked 9/5/05

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