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Research proposes mechanism behind the role of vitamin D in polycystic ovarian syndrome

Posted on: April 12, 2017   by  Amber Tovey


A new study discovered a mechanism underlying the benefits of vitamin D supplementation for PCOS.

Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a common hormonal disorder, affecting approximately 6%-10% of reproductive-aged women. PCOS is characterized by irregular menstrual cycles, low fertility, polycystic ovaries and excessively high levels of androgens. Androgens are steroid hormones that promote male characteristics. The two main androgens are androsterone and testosterone. 

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