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Sedentary lifestyle spurs diabetes in younger women

06/12/2021 06:53 PM | Click to read full article

A common precursor to diabetes in younger women aged between 20 and 30 is Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS). 

Women with PCOS are often insulin resistant — their bodies can make insulin but can’t use it appropriately, which increases their risk of type 2 diabetes, lowering the average for this disease in women considerably lower than the conventionally assumed number of 45 years old.