The study also involves interviews with women with PCOS, in order to identify the best ways to reduce their risks of diabetes. The long term aim of this work is to identify which women with PCOS are at highest risk of diabetes and to develop an intervention that will help them reduce this risk and stay healthy.

Dr Emma Styles from the Peninsula Foundation commented: "All of us at Foundation are extremely grateful for support received from The Duchy Health Charity for ground breaking diabetes research at the Peninsula College of Medicine and Dentistry. It is fantastic to have a local charity supporting work at the Cornwall campus. With around 10 per cent of the annual NHS budget being spent on diabetes care and around 60 per cent of cases with Type 2 diabetes that could be avoided through lifestyle changes, research into helping those more at risk (like those with PCOS) is vital to help improve healthcare"

Source: The Peninsula College of Medicine and Dentistry