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16 Sep 2007

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I HAVE PCOS.WOULD YOU PLEASE SUGGEST THE DIET?
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01 Jan 0001

Dear Sara
Patients with PCOS usually also suffer from insulin resistance (IR) that hampers weight loss and can cause weight gain. It is essential for anyone with IR to consult a clinical dietitian, because the correct diet is one of the most important factors in treatment. Visit the Association for Dietetics in SA Website at: www.adsa.org.za and click on "Find a Dietitian" to find a dietitian in your area. The dietitian will take your IR, PCOS and other conditions such as overweight, into account when working out a diet for you, which will be based on foods with a low glycaemic index (GI). Click on 'Diet' and 'Weight loss' and 'The right approach' and read the articles on the GI. Also click on ‘Food as Medicine' on the Diet Site and then on ‘Type 2 diabetes'. You also need to do regular daily aerobic exercise (brisk walking, running, jogging, skipping, cycling, swimming, join a gym or Walk for Life) for 30 min or longer. Physical exercise helps to normalise your blood insulin levels and will help you to lose weight.
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