Category: Whitney Thore

Can PCOS cause dramatic weight gain like Whitney Thore on My Big Fat Fabulous Life?

Whitney Thore, the 380-pound dancing star of TLC's new hit reality series My Big Fat Fabulous Life, has put polycystic ovary syndrome, or PCOS, in the spotlight as she has attributed her rapid weight gain over a short period of time to the condition, which may affect as much as 18% of women worldwide. But how does having the most common endocrine disorder among women cause someone to gain more than 230 pounds? How much of that can be attributed to PCOS?