May 2018 Issue

PCOS: Diet’s Role in this Women’s Health Threat

Dietary strategies can help manage this underdiagnosed condition that affects both reproductive and metabolic health.

About one in 10 women have polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), a health condition that affects women and girls from adolescence to the post-menopausal years. PCOS receives significant attention because itís a top cause of infertility. A research review in the October 2015 issue of Endocrine Reviews found that PCOS is associated with increased risk of diabetes, heart disease, endometrial cancer, and other health problems, making it an important health issue for women of all ages.

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