According to Johns Hopkins Medicine, it is unclear if obesity causes PCOS or if PCOS causes obesity. However, the sex hormones estrogen and testosterone are involved in losing and gaining weight, but researchers do not fully understand the relationship.
Research shows that weight loss improves the insulin resistance associated with PCOS. Some women may improve the hormone imbalance and increase fertility.
Research also shows that Patients with PCOS have a hard time losing weight. The reasons not well understood. A weight loss specialists maybe able to develop a healthy nutrition and exercise plan that can help you lose weight. Your provider may develop other weight loss strategies based on your personal medical history and how much weight you need to lose.