Diet and Polycystic Ovary Syndrome

Nutr Today. Mar-Apr 2002;37(2):63-69. doi: 10.1097/00017285-200203000-00006.


Polycystic ovary syndrome is a common endocrine disorder found in up to 10% of women. It can have profound metabolic consequences, including increased risk of diabetes and heart disease, if not treated. The majority of women with polycystic ovary syndrome are obese and many are insulin resistant. Diet, exercise, and weight loss play important roles in the treatment of polycystic ovary syndrome.