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A group of researchers from Budapest, Hungary, have conducted a study to prove that inositol is a viable treatment option for polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) 1.

Metformin is currently the most widely used insulin sensitizer to counter insulin resistance in women diagnosed with PCOS, but common negative side effects include gastrointestinal problems.

What is PCOS?

PCOS is a medical condition that affects women when their ovaries produce higher-than-normal levels of sex hormones. This can cause irregular periods, excess hair growth, weight gain, acne, and other symptoms. PCOS can also increase the risk of infertility, gestational diabetes, miscarriage, and other health conditions such as diabetes, sleep apnea, and high blood pressure. The exact cause of PCOS is not known.

Inositol & PCOS

Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) affects up to 20% of women in reproductive years, causing infertility and endocrine disorders. Metformin is commonly used to regulate blood sugar in women with PCOS, but it has many side effects. Researchers reviewed the literature and found that inositol is an effective and safe alternative to metformin in treating PCOS. Inositol produces a regular menstrual cycle, decreases testosterone levels, glucose levels, and insulin resistance, and has fewer side effects than metformin.

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Simon Brazier. Dip HN, NNCP


  1. Greff D, Juhász AE, Váncsa S, Váradi A, Sipos Z, Szinte J, Park S, Hegyi P, Nyirády P, Ács N, Várbíró S, Horváth EM. Inositol is an effective and safe treatment in polycystic ovary syndrome: a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials. Reprod Biol Endocrinol. 2023 Jan 26;21(1):10. doi: 10.1186/s12958-023-01055-z. PMID: 36703143; PMCID: PMC9878965.


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