The study was conducted over the course of 12 weeks and included 32 women with PCOS. The women were divided into two groups, with one group receiving 25 grams of pea protein per day and the other group receiving a placebo. The women were asked to maintain their usual diet and lifestyle during the study period.
At the end of the 12 weeks, the women who had taken pea protein showed significant improvements in insulin sensitivity, testosterone levels, and ovulation frequency compared to the placebo group. There were also trends towards lower body weight and waist circumference in the pea protein group. These results suggest that pea protein may be a helpful addition to the diet of women with PCOS.
PCOS is a complex disorder with no easy solutions. However, diet may play a role in managing its symptoms. A new study has looked at the effect of pea protein on PCOS and found that it can help to improve insulin sensitivity, reduce testosterone levels, and promote regular ovulation.