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A side effect of being overweight or obese can be reduced fertility and polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS), making it hard for affected women to conceive.
But could a low-carb diet be helpful in this case, given that it tends to cause weight loss by lowering the fat-storing hormone insulin? That is what a new meta-analysis finds.
Reducing carbohydrate load can reduce circulating insulin levels, improve hormonal imbalance and resume ovulation to improve pregnancy rates compared to usual diet.
Nutrients 2017: The Effect of Low Carbohydrate Diets on Fertility Hormones and Outcomes in Overweight and Obese Women: A Systematic Review
So if you want to become pregnant, it might be a good idea to try eating real low-carb foods. Check out our resources below.
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