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WIFC Doctor Offers Insights on PCOS Study


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Dr. Ruben Alvero, reproductive endocrinologist and director at Women & Infants Fertility Center, was recently featured on Rhode Island’s NBC affiliate discussing a study about polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) and genetics. The study, which was performed by Northwestern University, discovered what medical industry members have long suspected, that babies of women with PCOS have a predisposition for the hormone or enzyme that causes PCOS.

“This is among one of the first studies that has actually looked at, and found, a very specific single gene that may be predictive in causing PCOS in these women,” says Dr. Alvero. PCOS is one of the most common reproductive endocrine disorders, affecting approximately five million women.


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