How do nutrition and lifestyle impact Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome? What can patients do to improve their symptoms and fertility? We talk with Angela Grassi, MS in Nutrition and a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, and founder of The PCOS Nutrition Center where she provides evidence-based nutrition information and coaching to people with PCOS. She is the author of several books on PCOS including The PCOS Workbook: Your Guide to Complete Physical and Emotional Health.

Hit the Highlights
  • What is Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome?

  • What are the symptoms of PCOS?

  • Causes of PCOS?

  • How is PCOS diagnosed?

  • What role does inflammation play?

  • What medications are commonly used to treat PCOS?

  • What supplements has research shown may be effective?

  • Why diets do not work for PCOS?

  • How foods affect insulin and PCOS?

  • What type of foods should a patients with Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome focus on?

  • What beverages should a woman with PCOS drink?

  • How much protein should a PCOS patient try to eat daily and what type of protein is best?

  • How is PCOS and its symptoms impacted by sleep?

  • How much sleep does the average adult woman need?

  • What factors impact the quality of sleep?

  • What can patients do to improve the quality of their sleep?

  • What type of exercise is best for a woman with PCOS?

  • How much exercise is best?

  • How does stress impact the symptoms of PCOS?

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