Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) is the accumulation of underdeveloped follicles in the ovaries due to anovulation. It is is characterized by menstrual abnormalities and clinical or biochemical features of hyperandrogenism.
It results mainly from abnormal steroidogenesis that may be caused by insulin resistance leading to hyperinsulinemia.
There is increased sensitivity to androgens and the majority of women have elevated androgen levels.
A low glycaemic index (GI) meal plan consisting of commonly consumed foods in Asia yields reductions in glycaemic response and variability over 24 hours, as well as promotes fat oxidation, in sedentary, normal-weight men, according to a team of Singapore-based researchers.