Which dietary modifications are used in the treatment of women with androgen excess?

Updated: Mar 14, 2018
  • Author: Mohamed Yahya Abdel-Rahman, MD, MSc; Chief Editor: Richard Scott Lucidi, MD, FACOG  more...
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In women who are obese, a modification of life style and weight loss are pivotal. Suppression of hair growth is unlikely without weight loss. [26] A loss of 5-10% of body weight for obese women with PCOS in a 6-month period is enough to greatly improve hirsutism in most women. [83]


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