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Reaching Out to Women of Hispanic and Latina Origin about PCOS

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PCOS and Women of Hispanic or Latin origin

a blog by Laurence A. Jacobs, M.D., Fertility Centers of Illinois, June 28, 2012

Women of Hispanic and Latina origin are at greater risk for polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS), a hormonal disorder that can lead to infertility and other health problems. While people of Hispanic origin appear to have inherited a higher risk for diabetes (which is closely linked to PCOS), it appears that lifestyle is also a risk factor for PCOS.

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