Class 3 PCN intervention_1

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Unformatted text preview: ncertain • insulin resistance a possible factor • Insulin causes the ovaries to produce excess of testosterone • Testosterone stimulates growth of cysts • appears to have strong genetic component Polycystic Ovary Syndrome Variation in Clinical Signs Associated with PCOS Nutritional Management of Women with PCOS • Primary goal is to increase insulin sensitivity • Insulin-sensitizing drugs • Diet recommendations: • Omega-3 fatty acids, whole grains, fruits & vegetables, regular meals, non-fat dairy, & low-glycemic foods • Weight loss & exercise improve prognosis Disorders of Metabolism • Celiac disease • Autoimmune disease in people with genetic susceptibility to protein gliadin found in gluten component of wheat, rye, barley, which causes malabsorption & flattening of intestinal lining • Prevalence in U.S. is ~2 million • Linked to infertility in some women & men Celiac Disease and Infertility • • • • In males, linked to: alterations in androgen action delayed sexual maturation hypogonadism • • • • • • In females, linked to: ame...
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This note was uploaded on 07/19/2012 for the course HN 510 taught by Professor Melgareo during the Spring '12 term at Kansas State University.

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