Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS)
Five percent to ten percent of young women are diagnosed with polycystic ovarian syndrome. Women with PCOS often have high insulin levels which make them more likely to develop diabetes and cardiovascular disease. They may also find it harder to achieve a healthy weight or to conceive when attempting pregnancy.
Proper nutrition and daily exercise are the most important parts of a PCOS treatment plan. Meeting with a dietitian can help you change the way you eat to manage PCOS symptoms, improve reproductive function, and prevent chronic disease.