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Once viewed solely as a reproductive disorder, the long-term metabolic complications of polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) throughout the life cycle are now known. This presentation will review current research on the unique hormonal and metabolic changes that occur as women with PCOS age, as well as the results of a study on the beliefs, behaviors and barriers to self-management care in older women with PCOS. Applications to practice through evidence-based nutrition strategies to treat PCOS in women as they age will be presented through case studies.
CPE Level: 3
Learning Codes: 4180, 6020, 9020
- Describe the unique effects of aging and menopause on reproductive hormones, body composition and metabolic risks in women with PCOS.
- Summarize research on aging women with PCOS to determine their beliefs, behaviors and barriers to self-management care in order to age healthfully with PCOS.
- Translate the findings of the research to evidence-based nutrition strategies to treat PCOS in women as they age.
- Angela Grassi, MS, RDN, LDN
- Lynn Monahan, DCN, MPH, RDN, LDN
- Patricia Davidson, DCN, RDN, LDN, CDE, FAND
Planned with the Women's Health Dietetic Practice Group