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Vitamin D deficiency in polycystic ovary syndrome

Posted on: March 4, 2013   by  John Cannell, MD


Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is one of the most common female endocrine disorders. PCOS is a complex endocrine and gynecological disorder thought to be genetic. PCOS is found in approximately 5% of women of reproductive age. It is a leading cause of female infertility and certainly the most frequent endocrine problem in women of reproductive age. I have written about PCOS before.

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3 Responses to Vitamin D deficiency in polycystic ovary syndrome

  1. Rita and Misty

    This was a very helpful…thanks. 🙂

    I’ve suffered on and off from female endocrine disorders since age 11 until two years ago at age 46…a very long time to feel ill…an entire lifetime, really.

    My health cleared up once my 25(OH)D level reached around 75 ng/ml.

    I am open to sharing my ailments and how D has benefited me, but rather than bore uninterested members, I will provide contact information. If you are currently suffering from female endocrine issues and would like to hear my story:

    [email protected]
    (203) 785-6269

  2. [email protected]

    In Sweden we have come far with changing the unhealthy low-fat-high-carb diet to a low-carb-healthy-fat diet. When a woman with PCOS changes her diet, her symptoms disappear most of the time, but there is no going back to a high-carb-high-processed-low-fat-HCFS-diet.

    I can´t understand why anyone would like to take medications, when it is so much easier to change the diet. And beware of the exceed in omega6-fatty acids, say no to corn-, soy- and sunflower oil. Beware of gluten.

    @Rita and Misty, stick to you paleo, but don not forget to eat enough real butter, lard and coconut oil, also perhaps some olive oil.

  3. Rita and Misty

    Thank you @ eelissa,

    I am sticking to that Paleo diet; and, I do feel wonderful.


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