I was recently asked to discuss the role of Polycystic Ovary syndrome and your diet for Baby2Body Expert series. PCOS affects up to 1 in 5 women of reproductive age, and is the most common hormonal disorder, as well as the leading cause of infertility for women.
Research has shown that for PCOS your diet plays a major role in management of the symptoms, particularly as it relates to weight management and the role of insulin production and resistance.
What exactly is Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS)?
PCOS is a hormonal disorder that affects the proper functioning of a woman’s ovaries. The name comes from the fact that individuals with this condition will often have enlarged ovaries that present small cysts. Although we still do not know why some people get PCOS, it does appear to run in families. Approximately one in five women have the condition, but up to half of these individuals will not exhibit symptoms, which is partly why diagnosis can be difficult.
I discuss the symptoms of PCOS ovulation and how it is affected by PCOS, what is insulin and why it matters, and lots of practical tips on changes you can make to your diet today.
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