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Treating PCOS Symptoms – Weight Loss / Gain

weightIndividuals with PCOS with elevated insulin and androgen levels are in an anabolic state, i.e., it is very easy to gain weight and difficult to lose weight. Weight loss efforts are often aided by androgen, insulin suppression as well as following a PCOS diet and regular aerobic activity. The PCOS diet focuses on eating 5-6 small meals a day, limiting simple carbohydrates. This diet prevents the large spikes in sugar/insulin production throughout the day. With weight loss an individual loses the Center of PCOSadded peripheral insulin resistance associated with obesity. This is likely to have long-term metabolic benefits, lessening the risks for diabetes and heart disease.

Center for Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome

A division of Florida Institute for Reproductive Medicine

14540 Old St. Augustine Rd., Suite 2503 • Jacksonville, FL 32258 • Phone: 904-281-0119 • Fax: 904-281-0931

The Center for Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome is a PCOS treatment center that specializes in diagnosing and treating women with PCOS. Our board certified PCOS doctors, licensed hair removal specialist and registered dietician help women with PCOS in Florida and Georgia, including Jacksonville, Jacksonville Beach, Ponte Vedra, St. Augustine, Daytona, Gainesville, Orlando, Tallahassee, Brunswick, Savannah, St. Simons Island and Valdosta.

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