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Hello! Is there a prescribed diet for PCOS? Is cutting down sugars recommended? Also, does inositol help?

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Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
Dermatology

In brief: NO YES NO

Most people with PCOS are too fat.
Weight reduction helps, may even cure it. Weight control depends on a life-long commitment to exercise and a healthy, high-fiber, low-calorie diet. There is no diet specific to PCOS. Reduction of sugar is certainly part of this. Inositol is found in many foods, is of no value for PCOS. Inositol is for suckers. Spironolactone and metformin help PCOS.

In brief: NO YES NO

Most people with PCOS are too fat.
Weight reduction helps, may even cure it. Weight control depends on a life-long commitment to exercise and a healthy, high-fiber, low-calorie diet. There is no diet specific to PCOS. Reduction of sugar is certainly part of this. Inositol is found in many foods, is of no value for PCOS. Inositol is for suckers. Spironolactone and metformin help PCOS.
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