Ali Pohlmeier, a post-doctoral fellow in UTMB’s Center for Interdisciplinary Research in Women’s Health, helped launched a study to gauge the effects of manipulating daily diet on PCOS patient pregnancies in spring 2012. Pohlmeier and another researcher worked together to come up with a diet plan with restricted foods and healthy foods for the women. They asked each individual to change nothing about their daily lives except the food they consumed. “It’s not a lot of restrictions,” Pohlmeier said. The plan allowed the women to eat as much as they wanted of anything except items on the restricted foods list, Pohlmeier said. Within a few weeks, they began to see results.