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lean PCOS, PCOM, PCOS, polycystic ovarian syndrome, insulin resistance

In Lean PCOS, Insulin Resistance is Often Missed, as Illustrated by This Study on the Microbiome

A new study just released on gut microbiome and polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) showed some fascinating results: it showed that women with PCOS have fewer types of gut bacteria AND very different microbiomes than women who don’t have the condition. This study concluded that this effect was due to testosterone, rather than metabolic issues or insulin …

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Dairy Products, and Their Link to Insulin Resistance

When most people think about low-fat dairy products, they don’t immediately think of a correlation with insulin resistance. After all, fat-free yogurt and kefir are touted as ideal health foods, especially if people want to lose weight, right? Well, not so right. A recent Iranian study, which followed 1,205 participants for 2.3 years, has shown that Branched Chain …

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Insulin Resistance

Insulin Resistance: a state or condition (not a disease as such) in which a person’s body tissues have a lowered level of response to insulin, a hormone secreted by the pancreas that helps to regulate the level of glucose (sugar) in the body.

How Sleep Impacts Insulin Levels and Metabolism

Every time we eat, we release insulin into our bodies. This hormone’s main role is to move sugar from our circulatory system into our cells, making it an anabolic hormone; or a hormone that builds. In states of insulin resistance, seen frequently in overweight people and women with PCOS, insulin levels are chronically high. As …

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Food Insulin Demand – A Dietary Metric for PCOS and Metabolic Health

PCOS includes distressing symptoms such as irregular menstrual cycles, weight gain, infertility, acne, hair loss and increased facial hair growth in women. Central to the condition is insulin resistance – although not every woman with PCOS suffers with insulin resistance, it affects the vast majority.  In this article, I’ll begin to explain an easy-to-follow dietary method …

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