Probiotic dietary Intervention in Polycystic Ovary Syndrome – A Randomised Controlled Trial
Participants attend three visits at our endocrine outpatients’ department at the University Hospital of Graz. Detailed hormonal and metabolic blood analyses including an oral glucose tolerance test, questionnaires and microbiome sampling are assessed. Stool and urine samples are collected at home for microbiome and gut permeability tests. Study medication (probiotics/placebo/metformin) is then taken for six months, before returning for the final visit, where the assessments are repeated and further treatment is advised.
The aim of this study is a comprehensive validation of viable alternatives to already existing treatment options for PCOS women, supporting their individual health and quality of life.