Posted: 31 March 2016
In her article, it stated that PCOS affects millions of women in the UK-around 1 in 10. PCOS is one of the leading causes of fertility problems in women in the UK and, if not properly managed, can lead to additional health problems such as obesity and diabetes later in life. A Principal Lecturer in Clinical Nutrition, whose research specialises in treatments for PCOS, Dr Yvonne Jeanes explained that whilst there is no cure, there still are ways in which women can improve the symptoms.
She explained that the best strategy is to choose a healthy balanced diet with a lower glycaemic index, in which foods are ranked by their impact on blood sugar. Examples of these types of foods include pasta, sweet potatoes, bulgar wheat, and porridge.
Dr Yvonne Jeanes said ‘My research centres around improving the dietary management of many clinical conditions, including PCOS and it is important to be aware of the risks and the beneficial ways that women can manage this condition.’
Dr Yvonne Jeanes is author of the British Dietetic Association Foodfacts sheet advising on nutrition for women living with PCOS.
To find out about our courses for improving human health and becoming a registered Associate Nutritionist, study Nutrition and Health or develop further in our MSC in Clinical Nutrition course at the Department of Life Sciences at Roehampton.
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