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The PCOS Protection Plan  :  How to Cut Your Increased Risk of Diabetes, Heart Disease, Obesity, and High Blood Pressure - Colette Harris

The PCOS Protection Plan

How to Cut Your Increased Risk of Diabetes, Heart Disease, Obesity, and High Blood Pressure

Paperback Published: 20th January 2006
ISBN: 9781401905385
Number Of Pages: 323

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Do you struggle with your weight? Have irregular periods (or none at all)? Get acne? Notice thinning hair? Or do you have to deal with unwanted facial and body hair? If you have any of these problems, the chances are fairly good that you have PCOS (polycystic ovary syndrome), along with one in ten women.

We now know that women with PCOS are more likely to get diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, and obesity and its related health problems; and research is currently linking PCOS to a host of other health complications as well. And while you might see this as a frightening glimpse into the future, at least women with PCOS can look future health risks in the eye and then do something right now to reduce them instead of never knowing what could be around the corner. That something is the PCOS Protection Plan, an action plan written by women with PCOS for women with PCOS—to help you take control of your health so that you can significantly reduce the risk of serious health conditions.

About the Author

Colette Harris is a leading health journalist and magazine editor who was diagnosed with PCOS in 1996. She has a degree from Oxford University and has been writing pioneering articles on PCOS in international newspapers and magazines since 1997. Colette is a frequent speaker at international conferences and women’s groups exploring PCOS.Theresa Cheung is a freelance writer, teacher, health consultant and mom who was diagnosed with PCOS in 1997. Theresa holds a master’s degree from Cambridge University and now divides her time between the U.S. and UK.

Prefacep. vii
Acknowledgmentsp. ix
Introductionp. 1
The Health Risks Associated with PCOS
Diabetes and Insulin Resistancep. 13
Obesityp. 22
Cardiovascular Diseasep. 27
High Blood Pressure (Hypertension)p. 39
Syndrome Xp. 45
Cancerp. 50
Bone Healthp. 59
Take Heart!p. 63
Your Protection Plan
You Are What You Eatp. 67
Protection on a Platep. 72
Small Miracles: Water, Fibre and Other PCOS-Friendly Nutrientsp. 93
Lifestyle Changes for Body and Soul: Exercise, Detox, Stress-bustingp. 121
Staying on Trackp. 169
In Partnership with the Professionalsp. 186
When Problems Arisep. 210
Research Continues ...p. 235
Looking Aheadp. 257
PCOS-Friendly Recipesp. 263
Glossaryp. 291
Useful Contactsp. 297
Further Readingp. 305
General Indexp. 311
Index of Recipesp. 321
About the Authorsp. 323
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ISBN: 9781401905385
ISBN-10: 1401905382
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 323
Published: 20th January 2006
Publisher: Hay House Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.5 x 16.0  x 2.1
Weight (kg): 0.54
Edition Number: 1