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PCOS and the Low GI Diet

As we mentioned in our recent post “At a Glance: PCOS,” a low GI diet is one of the steps in managing polycystic ovarian syndrome. The underlying cause of PCOS is excess insulin in the blood. A diet consisting of low-GI foods is recommended for women with PCOS–often called the ‘PCOS diet’–because it results in […]

At a Glance: PCOS

PCOS stands for polycystic ovarian syndrome or polycystic ovary syndrome. It affects as many as 1 out of 15 women.1 According to PubMed Health, PCOS is “a condition in which a woman has an imbalance of female sex hormones.”2  When a woman has PCOS, her ovaries do not release mature eggs. Instead, they can form […]