Friday, August 23, 2013

Friday Findings 8/23

Last week I mentioned possibly starting a news themed post on Fridays. I've thought a lot about what to call it and this is what I came up with. What do you think? Do you have a better or catchier title idea? Please share if you do! This week I have three stories, one about PCOS, one about Endo, and one general infertility.

Big breakfast diet could 'boost fertility for PCOS women'

Study found that women who eat a large breakfast, medium sized lunch, and small dinner were 56% less insulin resistant, reduced testosterone levels by 50%, and saw a 50% rise in ovulation rates compared to those who ate a small breakfast, medium lunch, and large dinner. This could not only help improved fertility rates but reduce other PCOS symptoms as well. I found this interesting because historically I've eaten small breakfasts or no breakfast at all. 

MicroRNAs expression profiling of eutopic proliferative endometrium in women with ovarian endometriosis

I'll be honest, I'm not exactly sure what this one means lol. From my elementary understanding it seems like our miRNA acts different than the mkiRNA of women without endometriosis. I think this difference may be part of the reason our endometrial lining ends up in the wrong places. Even if I can't understand it completely it seems like they are making progress toward understanding this disease which is a great thing.

Fertility Treatment Puts Women at Risk of Stress Disorder

A study found that 46% of infertile participants met the criteria for a PTSD diagnosis. I'd like to say I was shocked by this but I'm not. Infertility is definitely a traumatic experience that never really leaves you, even decades after it is resolved. 

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