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Judith E. Brown
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Judith E. Brown
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Weight loss and exercise improve insulin sensitivity and insulin levels, and lower fasting glucose and testosterone levels in women with PCOS.

__ True

__ False

Summary Introduction

To examine: Whether the statement “Weight loss and exercise improve insulin sensitivity and insulin levels, and lower fasting glucose and testosterone levels in women with PCOS ” is true or false.

Introduction: Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a hormonal disorder in women. It is an underdiagnosed condition that causes fertility problems in women. Women with PCOS may have prolonged or infrequent menstrual periods or have an excess level of male hormone (androgen). PCOS is the most common cause of infertility among women because it prevents ovulation.

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Women with PCOS generally suffers from hormonal, reproductive, and metabolic abnormalities, which leads to the predisposition of abdominal body fat and accumulation of fat in the liver. These factors promote insulin resistance, overweight, and obesity, which increases the risk of type 2 diabetes, hypertension, and cardiovascular diseases among them...

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