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How do I eat for polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)?

Polycystic ovary syndrome, or PCOS, is an endocrine disorder that affects 5 percent to 10 percent of women of reproductive age. One of the factors in managing PCOS is diet:
  • Proper meal spacing: Women with PCOS should space their meals three to four hours apart to control blood sugar levels.
  • Moderate carbohydrate intake: Consume a balance of carbohydrates and protein. Choose nutrient-rich carbohydrates and limit sugars and sweets.
  • Healthy fat consumption: The best type of fat is unsaturated fats. Omega 3 fatty acids are a good choice to lower triglyceride and insulin levels.
  • Adequate physical activity: Regular activity is key to keeping weight in control.

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