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Does PCOS run in the family?

By Marta Barranquero Gómez.
Last Update: 06/08/2020

No. Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is an endocrine disorder whose cause is unknown. It is true that there is a genetic predisposition and there are several genes involved,

However, according to the latest studies, PCOS has a multifactorial origin where both genetic and environmental factors intervene.

Suggested for you: What Is PCOS or Polycystic Ovary Syndrome?.

 Marta Barranquero Gómez
Marta Barranquero Gómez
Embryologist
Graduated in Biochemistry and Biomedical Sciences by the University of Valencia (UV) and specialized in Assisted Reproduction by the University of Alcalá de Henares (UAH) in collaboration with Ginefiv and in Clinical Genetics by the University of Alcalá de Henares (UAH).
License: 3316-CV
Embryologist. Graduated in Biochemistry and Biomedical Sciences by the University of Valencia (UV) and specialized in Assisted Reproduction by the University of Alcalá de Henares (UAH) in collaboration with Ginefiv and in Clinical Genetics by the University of Alcalá de Henares (UAH). License: 3316-CV.
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