MedPageToday reports that women cutting carbs from 55 to 41% of total calories see improved insulin sensitivity, lower testosterone levels, lower blood sugar levels, and improved lipid numbers.
Learn more about PCOS at UpToDate.com. It affects 5 to 10% of U.S. women.
“A moderate reduction in dietary carbohydrate reduced both insulin and testosterone,” Gower told MedPage Today. “There is no reason not to recommend reduction in dietary carbohydrate, particularly processed carbohydrate, for women with PCOS. It may have tremendous benefit, and there is certainly no downside.”