Current Perspectives in Polycystic Ovary Syndrome
It is pretty much settled in the literature that PCOS is strongly linked to insulin resistance. However, the direction of clinical studies to address this factor usually include insulin sensitizing agents such as metformin.
This article suggests that weight loss via control and awareness of carb intake and exercise alone is powerful enough to fix menstrual irregularity and infertility. So many times women with fertility problems run off to fertility “specialists” who prescribed fertility drugs that force the system to perform a function (ovulation) that it is not ready for. This approach also ignores the underlying physiological defect that can lead to chronic diseases such as diabetes and CVD later in life.
Current Perspectives in Polycystic Ovary Syndrome — August 15, 2003 – American Family Physician