Posted: 29 September 2016
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. Dr Yvonne Jeanes, Dr Sue Reeves, and their research team compared the diets of 38 women with PCOS and 30 control women. They discovered that while overall energy intake was similar in both groups, women with PCOS were getting more of their energy from saturated fat and less from carbohydrate compared to women without PCOS.
Dr Yvonne Jeannes said ‘While there is no cure for women with PCOS, there are ways that can help women living with PCOS to manage a healthy weight and reduce their health risks. It is recommended that women have a diet of healthy foods that are low in saturated fat with a lower glycaemic index such as whole grain breads, legumes and oats.
Read more about the study here in the published report.
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