RESEARCH PROJECT - Food cravings and PCOS

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RESEARCH PROJECT - Food cravings and PCOS

Postby Lutzomyia » Wed Aug 17, 2011 12:07 pm

Dear All,

Please take a few minutes to read this research summary from the Roehampton University. Ethical approval has been given by the appropriate committee.

Thank you

Tracy Nevatte - Verity Research Officer

Many women have difficulty managing their weight, in particular women with polycystic ovary syndrome. In overweight women with PCOS a small decrease in body weight has been shown to be very beneficial. However, this approach would be much more successful if there was a better understanding of the eating behaviours and factors influencing food intake in women with PCOS. This study will be looking into several factors which influence food intake including food cravings and binge eating. Results from this study will inform healthcare professionals on the main factors influencing food intake and thus help towards improving the care women with PCOS receive.

The online survey will take up to 30 minutes, additionally participants will be invited to be contacted by a researcher on three different days to recall all the food and drinks they have consumed over the previous 24 hours, each time will take approximately 15 minutes. Each volunteer will be offered feedback on the nutritional composition of their diet and entered into a prize draw to win a £50 voucher of their choice.

Link for the survey: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/Eating_survey

For further information please contact:

Dr Yvonne Jeanes and Ms Jane Hodgson
y.jeanes@roehampton.ac.uk
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