Insulin Resistance and PCOS
Insulin Insensitivity and Polycystic Ovary Syndrome Helped By Low GI Diet
Diet & Weight Reduction – Guide to Polycystic Ovary Syndrome – The Role of Insulin in PCOS
Best Diet For PCOS and Insulin Insensitivity – Low-GI Diet For PCOS – PCOS Diet Menu
PCOS Diet & Lifestyle Studies – Healthy Diet Advice – Diets for Women – My Weight Loss Forum Insulin Resistance & PCOS
Many women with PCOS have insulin resistance syndrome. This is a complex metabolic disorder with it’s own cluster of symptoms.
Patients with insulin resistance have problems with their glucose metabolism. Normally, after eating a meal, the resulting glucose-from-food is dispersed by the pancreatic hormone insulin to the cells for use as energy. But in patients with insulin resistance, the cells become insensitive to insulin, and are therefore unable to ‘accept’ their usual amount. As a result, the pancreas either becomes exhausted trying to produce extra insulin, (leading to diabetes) or else the body suffers from excessively high levels of insulin (leading to obesity, and increased risk of heart disease).
]]> ]]> Causes of Insulin Resistance
The main known causes of insulin resistance syndrome are a combination of genetic factors, obesity (about 50-60 percent of women with PCOS are obese), and insufficient physical exercise.
Treatment of Insulin Resistance
The most effective way to improve insulin resistance in overweight and obese people, is through a combination of weight loss and increased physical activity. Research indicates that using a low GI (glycemic index) diet helps to reduce insulin insensitivity and improve glucose metabolism. Weight loss typically lowers blood pressure and increases cell sensitivity to insulin. Exercise is an important in weight reduction and improves a number of heart-health indicators. Medications to improve insulin sensitivity are also available, although most doctors prefer to start with diet and exercise and turn to drugs if needed.
Insulin Resistance and PCOS
It’s important to note that insulin resistance, hyperinsulinemia, and insulin insensitivity is not common to all patients with polycystic ovary syndrome. Furthermore, insulin disorders may be symptoms of more underlying causes. Even so, experts consider that normalizing insulin response may reduce PCOS symptoms like obesity or severe overweight, erratic periods, excessive body and facial hair, and acne, as well as improving the risk of heart disease and diabetes in the process.
For an excellent diet plan for PCOS, see Low-GI Diet
For the BEST diets, the BEST tips,
and the BEST women’s weight loss forum on the ENTIRE INTERNET
Read About My Weight Loss Program
Please Note: The above advice about Polycystic Ovary Syndrome diet and eating habits is offered for general educational purposes only. If you suffer from PCOS, please consult your physician for specific personal dietary advice.
ANNE COLLINS WEIGHT MANAGEMENT PROGRAM
My System | Weight Loss Diet Program | 9 Diet Programs – Try Them All! | GI Diet | Low Carb Diet | Balanced Diet
Low Calorie Booster Diet | Cholesterol-Lowering Diet | Vegetarian Diet | Support | Weight Loss Forum
Our Weight Loss Community | Weight Management Program Information For Doctors
OBESITY, OVERWEIGHT and HEALTH
Weight Loss Help | Healthy Weight Advice | Health Risks of Obesity | Body Mass Index Chart | Obesity Information
Weight & Health Risks | Ideal Weight for Women | Ideal Weight for Men | Waist Circumference | Body Fat Percent
Body Fat & Health | Body Fat Calculators | Reduce Fat Belly | Obesity & Breast Cancer | What Causes Weight Gain
Hypothyroidism | Weight Loss Plateau | Healthy Cholesterol Level | How to Lower Cholesterol | Low Cholesterol Diet
Diabetes Diet | Diabetic Diet Questions | Eating Disorders | Food Cravings | Health & Weight Benefits of Exercise
Weight Loss Tips | Best Support Group | Easy Ways to Lose Weight | Lose Last 10 Pounds | Nutrition and Pregnancy
Lose Weight After Pregnancy | Weight Loss – Pregnancy | Mid-Life Weight Gain | Weight Control in Menopause
Menopause & Diet | Weight and Depression | Teen Weight Loss & Healthy Eating | Help For Overweight Children
Child Obesity | Weight Chart For Children | Weight Loss For Men | Fast Weight Loss | Raise Metabolism
Best Exercise to Burn Calories | Exercise and Calories Burned | Diet Pills | Weight Loss Drugs to Reduce Obesity
Bariatric Surgery | Gastrointestinal Surgery | Health Dangers of Bariatric Surgery | Health Dangers of Gastric Bypass
Weight Loss Programs | Articles | Weight Loss Questions | How to Reduce Weight | Weight Loss Advice
DIETING and DIETARY ADVICE
Healthy Diet Advice | Healthy Diets For Women | Reviews of Diets | Diet News | Fad Diets | Cabbage Soup Diet
Weight Watchers Diet | Low Fat Diet | Carbs and Diet | Dr Atkins Diet | South Beach Diet | Zone | Cider Vinegar Diet
Carbs Guide | Carbs & Blood Sugar | Carbs & Insulin | Carbohydrate Needs | Glycemic Index Guide | GI Diet Method
Low GI Foods | Glycemic Load | Diets For Health | Diet & Health | Diet For High Blood Pressure | Fibromyalgia Diet
Gluten-Free Diet | Irritable Bowel (IBS) Diet | Lactose-Free Diet | Best PCOS Diet | PMS Diet | Online Diet Plans
ENERGY and NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION
Food Digestion | Calories Index | Guide to Calorie Needs | Calorie Needs for Women | Calories & Weight Loss
Burn Calories and Lose Weight | Calories Used by Exercise | Calorie Savings | Diet Nutrition | Vegetarian Nutrition
Guide to Healthy Diet | Guide to Healthy Eating | Diet Foods | Diet Fat | Good Fat | Protein in Diet | Protein Needs
Good Protein | Good Carbs | Dietary Fiber Guide | Sodium in Diet | Dietary Sugar | Water Needs Add Your Site | Site Map
© 2000-2007 Anne Collins. All rights reserved.