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Allara’s Nutrition Evidence Library

Written by: Felice Ramallo, MSCN, RDN, LD, Allara Lead Dietitian

Is Allara evidence based?

Allara prides itself on being evidence based at every turn. The same goes for our registered dietitians (RDs). Our nutrition program is built on a strong foundation of continuous literature review. That means that all the information shared with patients has research behind it. The articles and studies that inform recommendations are evaluated for not just their content, but the overall quality and reliability. As new studies, findings, or understandings of science arise, the body of evidence Allara uses may change as well. This means: Yes, our recommendations may change over time, and we are proud of that. We will always seek to provide you with the most up-to-date, exceptional-level care.

Our Evidence

Here is a selection from the hundreds of articles that Allara has considered in designing our nutrition program. Follow the links to read abstracts on each article.

Dietary Patterns & Behaviors

USDA Dietary Guidelines for Americans 2020-2025 

Diet and lifestyle in the prevention of ovulatory disorder infertility

Habitual dietary intake, eating pattern and physical activity of women with polycystic ovary syndrome 

Effects of DASH diet on lipid profiles and biomarkers of oxidative stress in overweight and obese women with polycystic ovary syndrome: a randomized clinical trial 

Effect of meal frequency on glucose and insulin levels in women with polycystic ovary syndrome: a randomised trial 

Binge eating in patients with polycystic ovary syndrome: prevalence, causes, and management strategies 

Binge eating behaviours and food cravings in women with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome 


Dietary composition in the treatment of polycystic ovary syndrome: a systematic review to inform evidence-based guidelines 

Defining the impact of dietary macronutrient balance on PCOS traits 

An isocaloric low glycemic index diet improves insulin sensitivity in women with polycystic ovary syndrome 

Health outcomes of non-nutritive sweeteners: analysis of the research landscape 

Micronutrients & Supplements

Effects of myo-inositol in women with PCOS: a systematic review of randomized controlled trials 

Impact of different omega-3 fatty acid sources on lipid, hormonal, blood glucose, weight gain and histopathological damages profile in PCOS rat model 

Effectiveness of Omega-3 fatty acid for polycystic ovary syndrome: a systematic review and meta-analysis 

The Impact of Artificial Sweeteners on Body Weight Control and Glucose Homeostasis 


Milk and Dairy Products and Their Impact on Carbohydrate Metabolism and Fertility-A Potential Role in the Diet of Women with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome

Risk factors for female infertility in an agricultural region 

Beneficial Effects of Milk Having A2 β-Casein Protein: Myth or Reality? 

The Strong Antioxidant Sheep/Goat Whey Protein Protects Against mTOR Overactivation in Rats: A Mode of Action Mimicking Fasting 

Lactose Intolerance, Dairy Avoidance, and Treatment Options 

Grains & Gluten

Effect of Triticum turgidum subsp. turanicum wheat on irritable bowel syndrome: a double-blinded randomised dietary intervention trial 

Differential Physiological Responses Elicited by Ancient and Heritage Wheat Cultivars Compared to Modern Ones 

Glycemic Index of Gluten-Free Bread and Their Main Ingredients: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis 

Gluten free diet and nutrient deficiencies: A review