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    September is PCOS Awareness Month: 30 Facts About PCOS         


    1. Women with PCOS have higher rates of anxiety and depression than women without the syndrome.
    2. Worldwide, PCOS affects 6% to 10% of women, making it the most common endocrinopathy in women of childbearing age.
    3. Elevated insulin or insulin resistance are not part of the diagnostic criteria for PCOS but are seen in the majority of women with PCOS.
    4. The diagnotic criteria for PCOS states that a women has PCOS if she has at least 2 of the following 3 criteria: a. Irregular or absent periods, b. blood tests or physical signs that show high androgens, c. Polycystic ovaries
    5.The United States spends an estimated $4 billion annually to identify and manage PCOS.
    6. Women with PCOS are at a higher risk of developing obstructive sleep apnea due to the influence of androgens affecting sleep receptors in the brain.
    7. Women with PCOS can have monthly menstrual cycles and still have PCOS.
    8. Despite its name, not all women with PCOS actually have cysts on their ovaries.
    9. Characteristics of PCOS were first described in 1935 by researchers Stein and Leventhal.
    10. There are at least 10 different phenotypes associated with PCOS.

    11. Both myo-inositol and n-acetyl cysteine (NAC) have been shown to improve fertility and metabolic aspects of PCOS.
    12. PCOS is the most common cause of ovulatory infertility.
    13. Know your numbers: women with PCOS have a 70% prevalence of elevated triglycerides and low HDL (“good” cholesterol). Changes to diet and lifestyle can improve levels.
    14. In PCOS, there is a rapid conversion from impaired glucose tolerance to type 2 diabetes. For this reason, the Androgen Excess and PCOS Society recommends yearly blood screening.
    15. Women with PCOS have more testosterone and can build muscle easier than women without the syndrome.http://www.pcosnutrition.com/links/blogs/rev-up-your-metabolism.html
    16. It is important if you are taking metformin or oral contraceptives to also take a B12 supplement as the drug can interfere with absorption of the vitamin. A lack of B12 can cause permanent and serious problems.
    17. The cysts typically seen in PCOS are actually the result of a hormonal imbalance, not the cause of the syndrome.
    18. One of the earliest signs of elevated androgens in adolescents with PCOS is acne.
    19. There is a lack of evidence that supports a very low carb or gluten free diet as an effective eating plan over other diets for women with PCOS.
    20. Fish oil improves almost every aspect of PCOS from improving hair quality to mood.
    21. Eating protein and/or fat-containing foods every 3 to 5 hours throughout the day may help to stabilize blood sugar levels and prevent cravings in PCOS.
    22. Regular exercise is an effective way to improve insulin levels in PCOS.
    23. As women with PCOS get older, they are likely to experience more regular menstrual cycles.
    24. The prevalence of type 2 diabetes in women with PCOS at middle age is 6.8 times higher than that of the general female population. http://1.usa.gov/12IroEW
    25. A number of studies demonstrate that modest weight loss of 5-10% of initial body weight improves metabolic, physiological and psychological aspects of PCOS.
    26. The optimal treatment for PCOS is a multifactorial approach involving diet and lifestyle modification and medications.
    27. Women with PCOS have a higher incidence of gestational diabetes, miscarriages, preterm deliveries, and stillbirths. http://bit.ly/z0sh7X
    28. It is estimated that 50-70% of women with PCOS have insulin resistance.
    29. Vitamin D, a hormone and a vitamin, has been shown to play a role in insulin resistance and egg development.
    30. If left untreated, PCOS can lead to numerous chronic diseases such as type 2 diabetes and heart disease. With treatment, these conditions can be prevented

    - See more at: http://www.pcosnutrition.com/links/blogs/september-is-pcos-awareness-month-30-facts-about-pcos.html#sthash.2GeZul6O.dpuf

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    Gloria Steinem and Dorothy Pitman-Hughes, 1972 and 2014

    Both by Dan Bagan

    Wanna see my cry like a baby? Ask me who these women were.

    Hughes’ father was beaten nearly to death by the KKK when she was a kid, and what does she do? Become an activist to try and stop that from happening to other people. She raised money to bail civil rights protesters out of jail. She helped women get out of abusive situations by providing shelter for them until they got on their feet. She founded an agency that helped women get to work without having to leave their children alone, because childcare in the 1970s? Not really a thing. In fact, a famous feminist line in the 70s was “every housewife is one man away from welfare.”

    Then she teamed up with Steinman to found the Women’s Action Alliance, which created the first battered women’s shelters in history. They attacked women’s rights issues through boots on the ground activism, problem solving, and communication. They stomped over barriers of race and class to meet women where they were: mostly mothers who wanted better for themselves and their children.

    These are women are who I always wanted to be.

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    I want someone to love me.

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    Mario Matamoros

    Just a small sampling of the work by Mario found on his tumblr Notfall Cafe focusing on the beauty of architecture one detail at a time. 

    Check out this tumblr!

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    Easy A is too funny to cope

    This film is the best omg

    Every time she says she has a complete lack of allure I laugh and then cry because Emma Stone.

    this is our generations high school movie

    Fucking love this movie

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    "It’s so beautiful to kiss someone who actually means a lot to you."

    — Alena M. (via breanna-lynn)

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    circumhorizontal arcs photographed by (click pic) david england, andy cripe, del zane, todd sackmann and brandon rios. this atmospheric phenomenon, otherwise known as a fire rainbow, is created when light from a sun that is at least 58 degrees above the horizon passes through the hexagonal ice crystals that form cirrus clouds which, because of quick cloud formation, have become horizontally aligned. (see also: previous cloud posts)

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    Always reblog the Real Life Disney Prince. Pay attention boys, this is how it’s done.

    I’ve always liked Tom Hiddleston but this just made me fall in love with him

    I’m not gonna lie, my eyes got a little blurry.

    His parents should write a book about parenting, cuz I wanna know whether they hired a sorcerer to make sure their child comes out right.


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    i literally never get tired of this post

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    So in love with ALL of this from Girl Code’s race episode

    Want to work on your own racial biases? Check out our racial bias cleanse.

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    stop romanticizing unhealthy relationships.

    stop thinking you can change someone. you can’t. they need to change for themselves.

    stop romanticizing the idea of you two being together some day. if it isn’t happening now, let it go. 

    no more pouring your heart out for someone who gives you little to no reciprocation. 

    find someone who values your long letters and passionate attempts. this person will reciprocate, with twice as much fire.

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