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Diet Can Help Treat PCOS

Polycystic ovary syndrome affects women and is associated with symptoms of excess testosterone (irregular menstrual cycle and infertility), as well as metabolic problems: obesity, insulin resistance, and diabetes.

In a small clinical trial, 11 women with PCOS were prescribed a keto diet (less than 20 grams of carbs daily; unlimited animal foods [meat, chicken, fish, eggs], and salad vegetables) for six months.

Results:

  • 12 percent reduction in body weight
  • 22 percent reduction in free testosterone
  • 54 percent reduction in fasting insulin
  • 35 percent improvement in reproductive hormone levels

2 women with previous infertility problems became pregnant

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