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Study: Polycystic Ovary Syndrome Starts In The Brain [VIDEO]

Update Date: Mar 29, 2017 07:23 AM EDT

A recent study emerged where it was mentioned that polycystic ovary syndrome which affects thousands of women originated from the brain. There is no cure for PCOS yet but researchers are already a step further in coming up with the probable cause.

There is no cure for polycystic ovary syndrome yet, but there are several ways to potentially trim down the risk or eliminate it, as mentioned by PCOS Awareness Association. One in every 10 women is affected with the condition. It negatively impacts women's reproductive health and their mental health as well.

Women with PCOS are often struggling with weight gain, dysmenorrhea, hair fall, and even depression. The condition also gives women the difficulty to get pregnant or undergo childbirth.

It has been a common knowledge that PCOS develops from the ovaries. Researchers reveal, however, that PCOS starts from the brain. The researchers from the University of New South Wales hinted that PCOS developed from the brain.

"For the first time we have a new direction of where we should be looking to try and develop treatments that will treat the cause of PCOS, the androgen excess in the ovary but also in the brain," Kirsty Walters, the lead researcher stated in an emailed press release. Hyperandrogenism is the most consistent PCOS characteristic; however, it is unclear whether androgen excess, which is treatable, is a cause or a consequence of PCOS."

The researchers used mice for their study as it was mentioned that the rodents and the humans have a similar reproductive system. It was mentioned that Hyperandrogenism is strongly linked to PCOS which is reportedly treatable. It remains unclear, however, if it is the cause or the effect of the condition, according to the Science Alert.

The study which mentioned that PCOS develops in the brain is still in its early stages. Future studies still need to be done in terms of coming up with a conclusion that PCOS starts from the brain.

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