Our expert says:
If you read my DietDoc Topic of last week, you may have noticed that patients with PCOS need to follow what is called a low-GI, low-fat diet because a very high percentage of these patients suffer from insulin resistance. It is advisable for you to consult a clinical dietitian (visit the Association for Dietetics in SA Website at: www.adsa.org.za and click on "Find a Dietitian" to find a dietitian in your area), who will assist you with the low-Gi, low-fat diet. Click on 'Diet' at the top of this page and then do a Search for my article which was entitled Diet and Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) to obtain more info. You are correct that most patients do get better control of their hormones if they can just lose 10% of their weight. So do see a dietitian ASAP.
Keep up the good work with the exercise as this helps to control weight and lowers blood insulin levels.
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