The PCOS and Weight Connection
THE PCOS AND WEIGHT CONNECTION
Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) is an endocrine disorder that is the leading cause of anovulatory infertility and a risk factor for long-term health complications. It is estimated that 5-10% of women worldwide have PCOS and, traditionally, nutrition therapy and weight loss are considered first-line treatment. Obesity is a common finding in women with PCOS and at least half of women with this condition are reported to be overweight or obese. But for women with PCOS, weight loss can become a constant struggle. Why is it so difficult to lose weight with PCOS? In this one-hour webinar, we will discuss the relationship between PCOS and weight.
Upon successful completion of this one-hour course, the participant should be able to:
  • Gain essential knowledge of PCOS diagnosis, symptoms, reproductive implications, and long-term health risks.


  • Understand health risks associated with PCOS including infertility, diabetes, heart disease, obesity, eating disorders, and certain gynecological cancers.


  • Gain insight on the relationship between weight and PCOS.


  • Gather weight loss recommendations for patients with PCOS.


  • Gain evidence-based nutrition and wellness recommendations for PCOS management.


  • Understand how PCOS affects fertility and recommendations beyond weight loss.


  • Enlist recommended resources for both RDs and clients.
Live Event Date: Apr 08, 2021
Expiration Date: Apr 08, 2024
Performance Indicators/Learning Objectives: 3.1.3, 6.1.9, 8.3.6, 10.2.5
Target Audience: RDs, DTRs, Health Professionals
Number of Credits: 1.0
Level(s): 1, 2
Total Cost: $18 ($18.00 per credit)

About the Presenter: Holly Herrington, MS, RD, LDN, CDCES
Holly Herrington

Holly Herrington MS, RD, LDN, CDCES has been a Registered Dietitian for 8 years and is in her third year as a Certified Diabetes Educator. Holly has served as clinical dietitian in the Center for Lifestyle Medicine at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago for seven years. While there, Holly co-authored textbook chapters on nutrition for bariatric surgery and weight regain following bariatric surgery. She has been a guest lecturer and presenter at the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS), The Obesity Society (TOS) and a faculty speaker at the Obesity Summit 2015.

Holly received undergraduate degrees in Marketing and Human Sciences from Mississippi State University as well as a degree in Dietetics and Nutrition from the University of Mississippi. Holly completed her dietetic internship and master's degree in Clinical Nutrition from Rush University Medical Center in Chicago. She worked as both an inpatient and outpatient dietitian at Rush before joining Northwestern in 2009. She is certified in Adult Weight Management, levels 1 and 2.

Holly has been a requested expert for media outlets including FOX News Chicago and ABC7 Chicago, and has been featured in US News and World Report, Men's Health and the Chicago Tribune. Her clinical interests include weight loss/bariatric surgery, diabetes management, cardiovascular health, gastrointestinal health and prenatal nutrition.

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