Did you know that cattle experience a similar disease to polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS)?  It’s called cystic ovarian disease, and affect a large number of cows, and a few pigs.

Example of Dairy CAFO
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Now, cattle are often treated with hormones to increase their milk production.  Could there a connection between this hormonal treatment and the prevalence of cystic ovarian disease?  It’s very possible.  And you could even extrapolate that to humans…

It would be interesting to see if nonhormonally treated dairy cattle experience this in a signicantly less percentage than those treated.  It would definitely be a case to see if the hormones entering our diet are causing the increase in ovarian cysts that we see today.

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