Food habits and dietary intake of women with poly cystic ovarian syndrome
Megha M Katte, Vijayalakshmi D and Ganga Jyothi
Polycystic Ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a endocrine disorder affecting women of reproductive age. Though most of PCOS women are obese, there is limited data investigating the diet composition of PCOS women. The goals of treatment are weight loss, improved hormonal and reproductive function, prevention of metabolic disorders and improved quality of life. Present study aims at comparing the dietary intakes (food habits, macronutrients, and micronutrients) between PCOS women and controls. The results show that about, 26 per cent in CP, 36 per cent in NP and 34 per cent in CN group consumed meat and meat products. It was observed among the non-vegetarians that they do not prefer lean meat for consumption. Meal pattern reveals that 36 per cent of the CP group women were in a habit of skipping a meal in their daily diet, followed by, 26 per cent in NP and 12 per cent in CN group. Cereal consumption is relatively high and pulse consumption is relatively low when compared to RDA. The lowest percent adequacy was found for β-carotene i.e. 28 per cent in CP. Behavioural habits like, lack of concentration and consumption of large meals, inappropriate meal patterns, and skipping meals seem to be worsening the condition. This research through presenting an image of food habits in women with PCOS can help for designing the necessary interventions to change the food habits, control the symptoms and complications of PCOS, and finally, improve the reproductive health of these young women.
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Megha M Katte, Vijayalakshmi D, Ganga Jyothi. Food habits and dietary intake of women with poly cystic ovarian syndrome. Pharma Innovation 2021;10(10):684-689.