PCOS: Beyond Hormones and Hot Flashes

While PCOS in general is highly overlooked and under recognized, the condition has been largely ignored in women who are past the childbearing years. This is why I am so pleased to share an article I wrote in the February edition of Today’s Dietitian titled ‘PCOS in Aging Women: Beyond Hormones and Hot Flashes.’

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Interview with top PCOS researcher Dr. Lisa Moran

It was a thrill for me to interview Dr. Lisa Moran, BSc (Hons), BND, PhD, the leading diet and lifestyle researcher for PCOS. Dr. Moran is a dietitian and National Heart Foundation Research Fellow at The Robinson Institute, Discipline of Obstetrics and Gynecology and The University of Adelaide, Australia. She has written over 70 publications on PCOS. I welcome you to watch the interview which discusses diet strategies, weight loss, exercise, and unique weight management challenges women with PCOS face.

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Francesca Ruscio Opens Up about Having PCOS

She’s the Weather Anchor for PHL17 Morning News and wore the crown as Miss Philadelphia 2013, but what most people don’t know about Francesca Ruscio is that she also has a medical condition affecting 10% of women in the U.S. called PCOS. Francesca sat down with us to talk about what it’ was like to wear the crown and to be able to spread awareness of PCOS to a large audience.

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New Name for PCOS? A Summary of the NIH Workshop on PCOS

The NIH Office of Disease Prevention held an important workshop on PCOS that took place December 4-5, 2012. Top researchers in PCOS from all over the world met for this 2 day workshop to present evidence-based information on PCOS and to clarify the following:

  • The benefits and drawbacks of different diagnostic criteria
  • The causes, predictors, and long-term consequences of PCOS
  • Optimal prevention and treatment strategies

After the meeting concluded, an executive summary was drafted. Here are some highlights from that summary and what it means for women with PCOS

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PCOS In Teens — The Importance of Early Detection and Treatment

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The earlier PCOS is detected and treated, the better. In this article for Today’s Dietitian titled, Recognize Polycystic Ovary Syndrome in Teens — The Importance of Early Detection and Treatment, I discuss specific factors affecting a young woman receiving a diagnosis of PCOS as well as treatment options and nutritional concerns.

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