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Bright Side to PCOS Paradox

Sydney Morning Herald,  Oct 19, 2011

Experts say there is perhaps an evolutionary twist to the prevalence of PCOS among women. Since the condition causes women to ovulate less regularly, they tend to have better fertility than other women later on in their reproductive years. In a manner of speaking, their bodies hold on to their eggs, so they last for longer. One evolutionary explanation is that female bodies adapted to times of famine by increasing insulin resistance to save calories and extend the reproductive years.

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