Resistance to insulin increases the body’s insulin level which can have a negative effect on ovulation by limiting the maturation process of an egg and in turn delaying or preventing ovulation from taking place.
Insulin resistance also makes it difficult for the embryo to attach properly to the uterus for implantation. This has a direct impact on a woman’s fertility and ability to conceive.
Women with insulin resistance are 4-5 times more likely to have a miscarriage. PCOS is also a huge red flag for the beginning of type 2 diabetes.
Health and fertility risks associated with PCOS
- Menstrual cycle irregularities
- A possible increased risk for endometrial and breast cancer due to unopposed estrogen.
- Cardiovascular disease
- Gestational diabetes
Benefits of following a PCOS nutrition
- Increases the rate of spontaneous ovulation
- Significantly improves the environment of the uterus, preparing for implantation.
- Decreases the potential for miscarriage
- Increases the likelihood of a healthy conception
- Helps to prevent insulin resistance from turning into diabetes