Infertile? Check your blood sugar.
More than that 54 million Americans have insulin resistance. If you’re one of them, you probably have high levels of a substance called C-reactive protein (CRP) in your blood as well. CRP is a marker of inflammation and a known risk factor for heart disease.
Infertility and Inflammation: How Blood Sugar
But new research shows that inflammation may also increase your risk for PCOS – the leading cause of ovulatory infertility.
A recent study published in the journal Hormone Research, evaluated 40 non-obese women with PCOS and 40 healthy women. The researchers tested levels of insulin, serum glucose, prolactin, testosterone, androgen and CRP in both groups. The researchers found that the women with PCOS had both insulin resistance and a high CRP level.
Reduce Inflammation and Blood Sugar to Boost Fertility
Reducing your CRP and other inflammatory factors doesn’t just help with PCOS and increasing your chances of conception, but also helps to protect against heart disease and diabetes, as well.
Learn more about reducing inflammation with diet here:
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