How to Prevent Diabetes if you have PCOS

Nearly 50% of women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) develop pre-diabetes or type 2 diabetes before the age of 40. This is alarming statistic highlights the need for aggressive interventions that can reduce the chances of women with PCOS developing diabetes. The good news is that diabetes can be prevented. The first step is getting educated about why PCOS can lead to diabetes and what you can do about it. Below are some of the best proven ways to lower your risk for developing diabetes if you have PCOS.

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PCOS and Endometrial Cancer: What Women Need to Know

While women with PCOS have not been shown to be at a higher risk for developing breast or ovarian cancer, they are at an increased risk for endometrial cancer, this according to findings of a large population-based cohort study of over 8,000 women with PCOS. This study, published in the Journal of Medicine found that women with PCOS have an overall 17-fold higher risk of developing endometrial cancer. An alarming finding was that the majority of women with endometrial cancer were under the age of 50. Earlier reports showed women with PCOS and endometrial hyperplasia have four times greater risk of developing endometrial cancer than women without PCOS. Endometrial cancer can be prevented. Here’s what women with PCOS need to know about endometrial cancer and how to reduce their risk.

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Highlights from the New International PCOS Guidelines

Did you hear? The newly released International evidence-based guidelines for the assessment and management of Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) were released this week. Designed to provide clear information to assist clinical decision making and support optimal patient care, these guidelines encompass the culmination of the work of over 3,000 health professionals and consumers internationally. These guidelines reflect the newest advancements in PCOS research and offer more insight into better managing and treating PCOS. Here’s what they got right-and wrong!

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Is Yoga the Missing Piece from Your PCOS Self Care Routine?

Supplements? Check. Improved nutritional choices? Check. A curated team of supportive health care providers? Check. A regular yoga practice? Haven’t gotten around to it yet? If not, it’s definitely time to consider doing so. With its ability to improve self-confidence and self-awareness, balance hormone levels, and dampen the effects of stress, yoga might be the tool to help you manage your PCOS symptoms you’ve been looking for.

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How to Get More Sleep

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When was the last time you had a great night sleep? Are you too sleep-deprived to remember? Then this article is for you. Feeling tired is only one sign that you aren’t getting enough sleep. The effects of sleep loss run deep; it can affect your long-term health and your weight. Sleep disturbances, including insufficient sleep, poor sleep quality, insomnia, and especially obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) are considered independent risk factors for the development and worsening of insulin resistance. Learn how getting more sleep can help your PCOS.

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Why Weight Watchers May Not Be The Best Diet for PCOS

Oprah has been doing it (and profiting well) from Weight Watchers for over a year now but it doesn’t mean WW is the best diet for women with PCOS to follow. Here’s why

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