1) PCOS Women Have Reduced Lung Function
A rather disturbing study just came to our attention from Federico II University in Italy. They compared 45 PCOS women to 45 healthy women. They were 21 years of age and were matched for weight. The researchers performed lung function tests and discovered that the PCOS group had a significantly reduced lung function.
To put it simply, this study shows that young women with polycystic ovary syndrome do not breathe as well as other women. Decreased lung function is one of the basic biomarkers of aging. What was disturbing is that these women were only 21 years old! They should be at the prime of life. No one should have impaired lung function at this age.
The researchers mention that insulin resistance may play a role in this problem.
What to do?
There are two basic things you can do to improve your lung function:
1) Get more exercise.
2) Consume a healthier diet so that you can reduce insulin resistance and lose weight (if needed).
From our standpoint, exercise is not something you do when you feel like it. Exercise and physical activity should be a core element of your daily life. Even if you are overweight or not physically fit, there is something physical you can do, even if it is a walk around the block.
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