Dietary Modifications in Patients with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome: A Public Health Concern

Dietary Modifications in Patients with PCOS


  • Tallat Anwar Faridi University Institute of Public Health, The University of Lahore, Lahore, Pakistan



Dietary, Polycystic Ovary Syndrome, Public Health


Occasional periods or no menstrual periods at all are typical symptoms of polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS). It is due to an excessive synthesis of the hormone androgens, people with PCOS frequently have numerous ovarian cysts [1]. According to literature between 33 and 83 percent of women with PCOS who are overweight or obese shows signs of acne, hirsutism, and male pattern baldness and if not managed high blood pressure, cardiovascular diseases and endometrial cancer. Insulin levels in PCOS patients are frequently reported to be higher than usual. The pancreas is where hormone insulin is made [2]. It works with the body's cells in converting sugar (glucose) into energy. The sugar levels in blood may increase if your body doesn't create enough insulin [3]. This can also occur when you develop insulin resistance, which prevents you from adequately using the insulin that you do make [4]. The body may try to produce excessive amounts of insulin if you develop insulin resistance in an effort to maintain normal blood sugar levels. Your ovaries may start to create more androgens like testosterone if your insulin levels are too high [5]. The obese and overweight according to BMI can cause the insulin resistance [6]. Due to their insulin resistance, people with PCOS typically deal with this


issue, which can keep reduced weight more challenging [7]. It could be more challenging to regulate insulin resistance and, as a result, weight reduction if you eat a diet high in refined carbs, which including starchy and sugary meals [8].



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DOI: 10.54393/pbmj.v6i02.845
Published: 2023-02-28

How to Cite

Faridi, T. A. . (2023). Dietary Modifications in Patients with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome: A Public Health Concern: Dietary Modifications in Patients with PCOS. Pakistan BioMedical Journal, 6(02), 25–26.

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