An updated edition of the first nutrition-based PCOS book written by aregistered dietitian, this prescriptive guide focuses on using diet andexercise to manage polycystic ovary syndrome and has new information ondiet therapy and exercise, current food and fitness logging technologies, andall-new nutrition-backed meal plans.PCOS is the most common hormonal disorder among women of reproductiveage, according to the Mayo Clinic. Characterized by numerous small cysts in theovaries, PCOS affects up to 10 percent of all women and 14 million women in theUnited States alone. It is linked to infertility, diabetes, heart disease, andendometrial cancer. While this disorder is believed to be genetic and incurable,it is controllable. In this prescriptive plan, dietitian Hillary Wright demystifies thecondition by explaining its underlying cause--insulin resistance--and helpsreaders understand how diet and lifestyle can influence reproductive hormonesand decrease risk for diabetes, heart disease, and infertility. This book is packedwith simple dietary and nutritional specifics: day-to-day strategies, sample mealplans, and shopping and snack lists. Updates include new information on diettherapy and exercise, the newest research on PCOS and soy and dairy, revisedmeal plans, and updated resources and shopping lists. The PCOS Diet Plan is themost comprehensive and authoritative guide to managing this increasinglydiagnosed condition.