Written By: Nokubonga Shabalala, RD(SA) Polycystic ovarian syndrome is an endocrine-metabolic disorder that can cause severe consequences to female health. It affects 5-10% of females of reproductive age and is the leading cause of female infertility worldwide. Elevated androgen levels, irregular menstrual cycles and small cysts on one or both ovaries characterize PCOS. Some...
When it comes to benefits to your gut microbiota, research in this area is still very much in its infancy and currently, there is not enough evidence to suggest that one particular fermented food modifies the gut microbiota in a specific pattern.
A complete cholesterol test is also called a lipid panel or lipid profile. This test is done to measure and assess the amount of “good” and “bad” cholesterol as well as triglycerides, a type of fat, in your blood.
Many studies have suggested that including more plant foods, such as green beans, in the diet decreases the risk of obesity, diabetes, heart disease, and overall mortality.