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Low Carb Diet May Improve Reproductive Health in Women with PCOS

May 14, 2006

Study findings published in Fertility & Sterility (March 2006) showed that dietary management during PCOS treatment might improve fertility problems and help with reproductive health in women . Dr. Chystal Douglas at the University of Alabama at Birmingham put women with PCOS between the ages 19 and 42 on three different diets for 16-day periods. The first diet regimen consisted of a regular diet, then an enriched mono saturated fatty acid diet and last a reduced carbohydrate diet with about 43% carbs, 45% fat and 12% protein. Results indicated that a diet reduced in carbohydrates may lead to decreased insulin production which over time, can improve reproductive health in women with PCOS.

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