The Science Behind Obesity
Adults that are affected by obesity*
Children that are affected by obesity*
*US stats only
Obesity is recognized as a disease by the American Medical Association.
POLYCYSTIC OVARY SYNDROME
PCOS is caused by an imbalance of reproductive hormones.
B-cell dysfunction & Type 2 Diabetes
are obese or overweight
50-70% have insulin resistance
Caused by elevated levels of a hormone called cortisol
-maintain blood sugar levels
-protects the body from stress
Office on Women's Health. “Polycystic Ovary Syndrome.” Womenshealth.gov, 1 Apr. 2019, www.womenshealth.gov/a-z-topics/polycystic-ovary-syndrome.
National Library of Medicine. “Cushing Disease - Genetics Home Reference - NIH.” U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health, 30 Apr. 2019, ghr.nlm.nih.gov/condition/cushing-disease#genes.