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According to a study by the Endocrine Society, PCOS symptoms in women may be different depending on where they live.
The scientists explained that this happens because of variations in environmental and genetic factors, as they are influenced by lifestyle, region, and living conditions.
PCOS is an increasing health concern among young women all over the world. Every year, around 6% to 12% of women in their 20s or 30s or the peak reproductive age are diagnosed with PCOS in the US.
After analyzing data from women with PCOS in Alabama and California, the scientists revealed that women in Alabama showed increased hair growth compared to women in California, who have higher testosterone levels.
In addition, women in Alabama also had higher insulin resistance – meaning they were more prone to symptoms of diabetes.