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Current Women`s Health Reviews


ISSN (Print): 1573-4048
ISSN (Online): 1875-6581

Review Article

Polycystic Ovary Syndrome and Probiotics: A Natural Approach to an Inflammatory Disease

Author(s): Antonio Schiattarella*, Gaetano Riemma, Marco La Verde, Gianluigi Franci, Annalisa Chianese, Diego Fasulo, Michele Fichera, ">Pasquale Gallo and Pasquale De Franciscis

Volume 17, Issue 1, 2021

Published on: 01 June, 2020

Page: [14 - 20] Pages: 7

DOI: 10.2174/1573404816999200601162506

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Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a condition that affects about 15% of women of reproductive age and is correlated with infertility, insulin resistance, and obesity. The etiology of PCOS is multifactorial and genetic, endocrine, and metabolic causes are involved.

New evidence suggests a link between microorganisms residing in the digestive tracts of humans and the development of PCOS. Moreover, an imbalance in the gut microbial community could be a possible factor for the onset of insulin resistance and obesity. Hyperandrogenism, a key feature of PCOS, could also play a critical role in shaping the microbiome community.

Probiotics could modify the gut microbiota and serve as a potential treatment for PCOS. Here we disclose the association between PCOS and intestinal microbiota and the possible role of probiotics as a new treatment approach.

Keywords: Polycystic ovary syndrome, PCOS, infertility, probiotics, microbiota, dysbiosis, gut, insulin resistance, natural approach.

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