Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a common endocrine disorder in women when the ovaries produce an abnormally high number of male hormones. There are a number of signs and symptoms including facial acne, multiple cysts on the ovaries, excess amounts of facial hair, and infertility.
There currently isn't a cure for PCOS, however a study from 2021 recently stated that the ketogenic diet can be beneficial in obese women with PCOS alongside pharmacological treatment. In the study, 17 women with the average age of 28.5 years and a body mass index (BMI) classified as obese, followed a 45 day keto diet protocol. At the end of the 45 days, results showed positive results in the following areas: decrease in average weight, average BMI, waist circumference and fat mass. In addition, the participants saw improvements in their HDL, LDL, cholesterol and triglyceride lab values.
As the ketogenic diet gets studied more and more by researchers and scientists, we are seeing the benefits that it can provide to a number of different populations. It is exciting to see that by focusing on what we eat, we can improve our overall health and wellbeing.
A commitment to healthy low-carb and keto-friendly products is at the forefront of Cali'flour's mission. So if you have a success story or have had a great experience with this lifestyle, let us know! We'd love to hear from you.
Until then, happy eating, Cali'flour Family!
Cincione RI, Losavio F, Ciolli, et al. Effects of mixed of a ketogenic diet in overweight and obese women with polycystic ovary syndrome. Int J Environ Res Public Health. Published online November 27, 2021. doi:10.3390/ijerph182312490