Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Higher Protein to Carbohydrate Intake Benefits Women with PCOS

A recent 6 month controlled trial involving 57 women with polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) adhering to a high protein diet (40% of daily calories) was associated with greater weight loss and body fat loss compared to standard protein diets (less than 15% of daily calories).  In addition the researchers found that the high protein diet resulted in better blood glucose control - even after adjusting for weight loss. They concluded that a high protein diet benefits women with PCOS, independent of weight loss by improving glucose metabolism.

Visit your local Naturopathic Doctor to find out more about how naturopathic treatment can improve PCOS and other women's health concerns.

Yours in health,
Dr. Tara Andresen ND

Dr. Tara Andresen is a licensed Naturopathic Doctor (ND) practicing in Toronto, Ontario. She follows an evidence-based approach to naturopathic medicine , incorporating the latest scientific research into effective treatment plans for a wide variety of health concerns.

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