Monthly update: PCOS in News and Research

MONTHLY UPDATE

Here is a round up of PCOS news and research in March 2015

Heavy Breakfast, Light Dinner recommendation
A new study from Israel looking at the balance of calories over a day in relation to the control of blood glucose in diabetics found that the same diet, high calorie breakfast and low calorie dinner, helped regulate insulin resistance in PCOS patients resulting in lower levels of testosterone and an increase in ovulation frequency.
Read the full article here.

 India appoints a co-ordinator in PCOS research
Dr Muhammad Ashraf Ganai, Senior Consultant of endocrinology and Metabolism at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, has been tasked with coordinating research into PCOS in India.
Read more here.

Women advised to have children before 35
A gynaecologist at a leading hospital in Nigeria advised women to try for children before the age of 35 to avoid fertility issues as the production of eggs from the ovaries declines rapidly with age.
Read more here.

What to do if you’ve been diagnosed with PCOS
An article from Huffington Post discussing diet and the many different options available when trying to control your symptoms. It also includes some data on recent studies related to diet and symptom control.
Read the full article here.

10 things no one tells you about PCOS
Interesting article dispelling some of the myths about PCOS, however point 8 isn’t particularly accurate and has no evidence of studies to support it. As the cause of PCOS is unknown there is no way to ‘cure’ it. With proper management of symptoms through lifestyle and medical intervention it can be controlled, but if management lapses symptoms can flair up again.
Read more here.

PCOS may be hereditary
Dr Corey Hebert discuss PCOS: it’s symptoms, causes and ways to regulate it.
Watch the video here.

Diagnosis and Treatment of PCOS
Prof Richard Legro discuss the diagnosis, treatment and future research areas of PCOS.
You can read the edited transcript of the interview here.