Exercise in polycystic ovarian syndrome: An evidence‑based review

Baskaran, Chandrasekaran (2017) Exercise in polycystic ovarian syndrome: An evidence‑based review. Saudi Journal of Sports Medicine, 17 (3). pp. 123-128. ISSN 1319-6308

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Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) is a common endocrine disorder affecting female adolescent and adulthood globally. The most annoying complications of PCOS are obesity and infertility. Exercise is proved to be a best therapeutic and supportive management in PCOS patients in reducing infertility. Exercise reduces the risk and restores fertility and quality of life in PCOS patients through inducing hormonal changes of testosterone, androstenedione, combating obesity, metabolic syndrome, reducing inflammatory markers, and increasing immunity. Earlier systematic reviews and meta‑analyses have proved the effectiveness of exercise in PCOS. This current systematic review will add to the current evidence of cumulative effects on exercise and shall be an update to the current proof of physical activity in PCOS patients.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Depression; exercise; fertility; physical activity; polycystic ovarian syndrome; quality of life; resistance and endurance training.
Subjects: Allied Health > MCOAHS Manipal > Physiotherapy
Depositing User: KMC Library
Date Deposited: 31 Oct 2017 06:09
Last Modified: 31 Oct 2017 06:09
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/149897

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