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- Intermittent fasting and PCOS
Get a lowdown on the pros and cons of intermittent fasting when you have PCOS. Intermittent fasting or IF is used in the same breath as diet, fitness and weight loss. Information about its benefits is everywhere on the internet and frequently spoken among one’s social circles. But will it work for someone who has PCOS? PCOS or Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome is a hormone disorder that affects many women of childbearing/reproductive age. It is often associated with insulin resistance. IF has been touted as the miracle pill to counter insulin resistance. Insulin resistance is considered to be a precursor to type 2 diabetes. Some studies suggest IF helps in PCOS, but the study was done on a small cohort to get conclusive findings. The solution for PCOS is not one size fits all. Every body is different, which means PCOS symptoms are not usually the same between two people. IF may work wonders for one but may not work for someone else. So should you try it or not? We suggest that you talk to your doctor first. The doctor will carefully evaluate your medical history and present health condition before offering advice on IF. If your health goal is to improve your insulin resistance or weight loss understand that it’s a long journey. It is recommended to choose the most sustainable and medically backed program to help reach your goal. Want to understand if IF works for you? Consult with kynd’s judgement-free doctor to get your doubts cleared. References: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/33849562/