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Everything to Know About a New Study on the Causes of PCOS

If you don’t have polycystic ovary syndrome, the odds are decent that you know somebody who does. In the U.S., an estimated 10 percent of women of childbearing age have have PCOS, a hormonal disorder that interferes with regular ovulation, often causing irregular periods and fertility issues.

For a condition so common, though, PCOS is also pretty mysterious: there’s no test for it, and researchers haven’t yet hit on a definitive reason why some women develop it while others don’t. A study on mice published earlier this week in the journal Nature, though, claimed to bring us one step closer to understanding PCOS, arguing that it’s caused by exposure to high levels of a hormone called…

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