Vol. 8, Issue 5 (2019)
Nutritional approach to deal with complex multigenic disorder: polycystic ovary syndrome
Tripti Verma, Ritu P Dubey and Alka Gupta
Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), under the name of Stein-Leventhal syndrome is a metabolic, endocrine hormonal disorder common among women affecting approximately 5-10% of the female population in developed countries of reproductive age. 26.7 percent of women in this age group have PCOS. Many women have PCOS but don’t know it. Women with PCOS may have infrequent or prolonged menstrual periods or excess male hormone (androgen) levels, grow a number of small cysts, or fluid-filled sacs, on their ovaries. Its hyperandrogenic manifestations include acne, hirsutism, dyslipidemia, insulin resistance, diabetes, obesity, cancer, infertility and coronary heart diseases. The objective of this review was to describe and to provide some evidence-based dietary advice for use in clinical practice. However, lifestyle modification, including a small-to-moderate weight loss of 5–10% with any dietary pattern of choice, depending on the individuals’ preferences, culture, habits and metabolic needs. Three diets that may help people with PCOS manage their symptoms are: a low glycemic index diet, an anti-inflammatory diet, the DASH diet that is Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension [DASH] diet or moderately low-carbohydrate diets [30–45% of energy]), as well as alternative dietary interventions, including small, frequent meal (five to six meals daily) consumption at regular times, with the majority of carbohydrates consumed at lunch time or equally distributed throughout the day, In general, people on a PCOS diet should avoid foods such as Refined carbohydrates, Fried foods, Sugary beverages, Processed meats, sausages, and luncheon meats, Excess red meat. The main focus of the review paper is to come under the reorganization to reviewer and aware about the cause and treatment also review the possible dietary management to prevent the health issues.
How to cite this article:
Tripti Verma, Ritu P Dubey, Alka Gupta. Nutritional approach to deal with complex multigenic disorder: polycystic ovary syndrome. Pharma Innovation 2019;8(5):21-23.