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Diet for PCOS

Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) is a common condition that affects how a woman's ovaries work. Healthier food choices and regular exercise can improve the symptoms of PCOS.


It is currently estimated that PCOS affects between 15-20% of women who are still within their reproductive years. In South Africa, up to 40% of female infertility can be attributed to PCOS.


The diagnoses of PCOS includes any two or more of the following:

1. The presence of a number of fluid-filled sacs (follicles) that surround the eggs in the ovaries (despite the name 'polycystic ovaries', these follicles are not cysts).
2. Eggs

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