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25 Surprising Facts About Polycystic Ovary Syndrome

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Weight loss could reduce complications of PCOS.

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Women who have PCOS are more likely to be overweight or obese than women who don’t have PCOS. In fact, 80% of women who have PCOS are overweight or obese, according to Endocrine Web. In comparison, 67% of women are either overweight or obese in the United States, according to the National Institute of Diabetes, Digestive, and Kidney Diseases. Eating a low-calorie diet can help decrease insulin resistance, regulate your period, and decrease other PCOS related complications, according to Healthline. Exercise can also help treat complications of PCOS, according to Healthline. Experts recommend low-impact exercises such as yoga, Pilates, swimming, and aerobics for longer periods of time and high-intensity interval training and long-distance running.

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