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- ...

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