A 24-year-old female asked:
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why is there insulin resistance in pcos?

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Dr. Joseph Mathews
15 years experience Endocrinology
Adipose Tissue: It is thought to be caused by hormones produced by fat tissue, particularly the adipose tissue surrounding your organs within the abdominal cavity.
Answered on May 23, 2015
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Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
29 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Varies: Not every woman with pcos will have Insulin resistance, i.e. Diabetes. However, many of them do.
Answered on Jun 25, 2014

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