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CoLab

Start Date

3-5-2019 9:00 AM

End Date

3-5-2019 10:15 AM

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Poster

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Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) is a complex disorder of the endocrine system and is the primary cause of anovulatory infertility in women. It affects, by some estimates, up to 15% of women of child-bearing age. The cause of PCOS is unknown, but it is believed to be caused by a combination of genetic and environmental factors. There is no cure, but treatments to reduce the symptoms of the disorder include lifestyle changes and prescription medications. Women with PCOS are more likely to have increased levels of biomarkers associated with systemic oxidative stress; they also have imbalances in levels of specific hormones. This project seeks to educate about the condition of PCOS and explore possible methods of symptom remediation through nutrition with a special focus on foods that can serve as antioxidants or can help reduce the effects of hormone imbalances.

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May 3rd, 9:00 AM May 3rd, 10:15 AM

Using Food to Treat a Complex and Common Condition: Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS)

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Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) is a complex disorder of the endocrine system and is the primary cause of anovulatory infertility in women. It affects, by some estimates, up to 15% of women of child-bearing age. The cause of PCOS is unknown, but it is believed to be caused by a combination of genetic and environmental factors. There is no cure, but treatments to reduce the symptoms of the disorder include lifestyle changes and prescription medications. Women with PCOS are more likely to have increased levels of biomarkers associated with systemic oxidative stress; they also have imbalances in levels of specific hormones. This project seeks to educate about the condition of PCOS and explore possible methods of symptom remediation through nutrition with a special focus on foods that can serve as antioxidants or can help reduce the effects of hormone imbalances.