Diet and Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome
This week’s expert:
Melanie McGrice, Fertility and Prenatal Dietitian; Founder of Nutrition Plus
Drawn from Dr Terry Foran’s interview with Melanie McGrice on the Healthed Podcast, ‘The Women’s and Children’s Health Update’.
– PCOS affects 13% of all Australian women of reproductive age. Up to 70% remain undiagnosed
– Short-term PCOS symptoms include weight gain and androgenic symptoms such as acne and hirsutism
– Long-term complications of PCOS include diabetes, heart disease and subfertility
– The role of diet in PCOS can include
○ Optimising insulin resistance
○ Control the effect of inflammation
○ Improve gut health
○ Optimise the intake of individual micronutrients- ...