The current research does suggest that a low carb (or low GI) diet can ease insulin resistance. My doctor (who is an endocrinologist and one of the leading experts on PCOS) has his PCOS patients work with a nutritionist and change to a low carb diet as part of a comprehensive treatment program. While his study data on PCOS patients (the program is currently tracking somewhere around 6,000 patients) suggests that a low-carb diet can help ease symptoms in some patients, there has been no comprehensive answer yet - by his or any other respectable program publishing medically reviewed results.
Articles like this can be good in raising awareness on PCOS; however, I agree with the posts that there isn't a lot of scientific data cited here to back up the claims.
Also, while up to 10% of women MAY have PCOS and many may not be diagnosed - please keep in mind that many physicians diagnose PCOS simply because they can't figure out what else could possibly be wrong with a patient. Or they don't do adequate screening for other conditions with similar symptoms. As it is a catch-all phrase for a set of conditions with varying symptoms, it seems to me like you can't assume that a catch-all solution will work.
Just my $0.02 - not intending to offend anyone, of course! I personally have better luck losing weight when I can stick to a lower carb program. But everyone is different.
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