Conservative possibilities influencing PCOS syndrome – the importance of nutrition


Authors: Líška Dávid 1;  Záhumensky Jozef 2
Authors‘ workplace: Katedra telesnej výchovy a športu, FF Univerzity Mateja Bela, Banská Bystrica, Slovenská republika 1;  II. gynekologicko-pôrodnícka klinika LF UK a UN Bratislava, Slovenská republika 2
Published in: Ceska Gynekol 2021; 86(5): 343-348
Category: Review Article
doi: 10.48095/cccg2021343

Overview

Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a common pathological condition in women. Conservative treatment is used in the treatment of polycystic ovary syndrome. Conservative treatment options include increased physical activity and diet. The main aim of the article is to discuss the therapeutic treatment of influencing PCOS from a nutritional point of view. PCOS is associated with several comorbidities, including infertility, metabolic syndrome, obesity, impaired glucose tolerance, diabetes mellitus II, and increased cardiovascular risk. Several therapeutic diets can be used in the treatment of PCOS, such as the DASH diet, the low-carbohydrate diet, and a diet based on a low glycemic index. A change in eating habits is associated with improvement in PCOS symptoms.

Keywords:

Diet – Polycystic ovary syndrome – metabolic syndrome – nutrition


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