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Professor Adam Balen

Is PCOS taking over your life?

Advice for managing PCOS

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From excess facial hair and acne to infertility or problems in pregnancy, PCOS affects many aspects of life and can have an impact on your mental and physical health and self-image. The good news is there are ways you can manage your condition and reduce the impact it has on your life.

Professor Adam Balen is Professor of Reproductive Medicine at Leeds Teaching Hospitals and Lead Clinician at Leeds Fertility, one of the UK’s largest assisted conception units. Adam is past Chair of the British Fertility Society, sits on Council of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, is a member of the World Health Organization Global Infertility Guidelines Development Group and member of the PCOS Global Alliance. Adam is the author of 14 books and more than 260 peer-reviewed papers. His special interests include all aspects of polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), assisted conception, paediatric and adolescent gynaecology and disorders of sexual development. He is a well known and charismatic speaker having lectured around the world on all aspects of reproductive health and fertility.


Grace Dugdale - Reproductive Biologist & Fertility Specialist

Nutrition and PCOS - An Important Relationship

With PCOS being associated with weight gain and an increased risk of developing Type 2 diabetes and high cholesterol, what you eat is particularly important. And if the right diet can help with managing your symptoms too, it makes sense to think about implementing some expert nutritional recommendations. Prepare to discover your nutrition toolbox.

Grace Dugdale is a reproductive biologist with a research interest in environmental influences on fertility, PCOS and reproductive health. As well as her work in fertility and preconception care at The Nuffield Leeds Hospital, and Leeds Fertility she also treats PCOS patients, applying dietary and lifestyle principles to improve PCOS symptoms and general health. Grace is the founder of Balance Fertility and has developed online courses for patients that cover evidence-based dietary and lifestyle factors that influence fertility and symptoms of PCOS.

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The Fertility Book by Adam Balen and Grace Dugdale is published on 26th June and can be pre-ordered here:

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