Most people have accepted the role of reducing insulin resistance in order to improve
fertility and reduce miscarriage in women with PCOS. The question that often comes
up is what is the most strategy to achieve this goal. True there are many dietary and
lifestyle modifications that can improve insulin sensitivity. The problem is that each
person needs a different combination of recommendations tailored to their unique
situation. That’s why having a simple and well researched medication to prescribe is
such a bonus. Metformin meets these needs.
Not only has metformin been shown to improve fertility; it has also been linked to
a reduced risk of miscarriage as well. Now there is a growing body of evidence that
metformin can reduce the risk of various cancers.
Many studies have shown the type II diabetes—the most severe form of insulin
resistance—is associated with elevated risks of various types of cancer. So it has long
been hoped that the types of medications that can reduce insulin resistance should also
reduce cancer risks. Better still; the data that has emerged with the use of metformin
has also been associated with a reduced risk of endometrial (uterian) cancer and breast
So if you’ve got insulin resistance and want to become pregnant, there is even more
compelling reasons to consider metformin as part of your treatment regimen.