Something worth checking? Nina Holman, Holistic Healing NZ 12 July 2010 At last someone is looking at the multi-dimensional reasons for this "disease". Is it worth considering looking at whether the participants of the study have had a history of Glandular Fever (Infectious Mononucleosis) prior to being diagnosed with PCOS?? This then leads to the Hormone Imbalance. I have found in practice that there is a very high percentage link between the two. I will be interested in follow the results of your findings. Regards Nina Holman, Auckland, New Zealand. Competing interests No competing interests. I am an Acupuncturist and we tend to look at the "whole picture" of a person's 'disease'. I have a particular interest in Women's Hormonal Health. My comments above reflect my findings from my own practice.