Why are women with polycystic ovary syndrome obese?

Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a common condition characterized by reproductive, hyperandrogenic and dysmetabolic features, and often becomes clinically manifest during adolescence, particularly with weight-gain. Thomas Barber discusses the heritability of PCOS and why it associates with obesity. Barber further speaks to challenges for the future.

Image courtesy of interviewee. November 27, 2023

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