Anju Joham and her fellow researchers at Monash University in Melbourne, Australia have recently conducted a study on polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). The results of this study, conducted on more than 8,000 women, showed that women with PCOS are 34% more likely to have asthma. While overweight and obese women are more likely than the rest of the population to have asthma, the correlation between PCOS and asthma persists even after controlling for weight. The study’s importance is to understand metabolic complications associated with PCOS; initial research showed it to only affect reproduction. The study, conducted via random selection from women between 28 and 33 who participated in the Australian Longitudinal Study on Women’s Health, was presented at the annual meeting of the Endocrine Society.
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