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Therapy Area: Gynaecology

The Source of Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS)

The source of polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) is much debated and is likely to be multifactorial. There is an apparent familial inheritance with first-degree relatives of sufferers more likely to be affected. Twin studies have suggested a genetic cause but candidate genes are yet to be verified.

The authors posit that there is no doubt that the better we can understand the aetiology of this syndrome, the more likely we are to be able to effectively treat or prevent it in the future.

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