Monthly Update: PCOS in Research and News

MONTHLY UPDATE

Here’s a round up of PCOS in the news this February, it’s been a busy month!

All About Ovarian Cysts
This is a well rounded article detailing the different types of ovarian cysts that occur and why you can have ovarian cysts but not necessarily have PCOS.

PCOS and Hospital Admissions
A recent retrospective study in the US found that women with PCOS have more hospital visits than those without PCOS across their lifetime. This is due to other risk factors around the syndrome including cardiovascular disease and diabetes. The study concluded by stating that ‘health care resources should be directed accordingly to mitigate against these risks’.

Fertility, Diet and Exercise
A short article and case study about a couple where PCOS wasn’t the only reason they were having difficulty conceiving and how diet can have an impact.

Whitney Thore
An Interview with the star of ‘my Big Fat Fabulous Life’  speaking about her weight struggle and why she doesn’t blame PCOS for all of it.

Flys may help us understand ovulation
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cientists have found that flys ovulate in a similar way to mammals. They are hoping by running research experiments around their ovulation they may be able to work out what stops women with PCOS ovulating.

Massage therapy may help fertility
A recent study in America found that physical therapy that is very like a deep tissue massage increased the success of patients with conditions such as PCOS and Endometriosis who were going through IVF.

Olivia Ward is pregnant
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livia Ward is the winner of 2011’s Biggest Loser and she has PCOS. Since losing weight and winning the show she has become a fitness instructor and is now pregnant with her first child. Congrats!

Would you like to take part in a research study?
Rose Gilbert is an Undergraduate at the University of Durham and is currently doing research into diet and it’s effects on the different symptoms associated with PCOS. She hopes that with the results she’ll be able to formulate more specific advice that GPs and doctors can give to patients about diet when they are first diagnosed to help regulate their symptoms. You can click on the above link to take the survey.