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7th EFSMA – European Congress of Sports Medicine, 3rd Central European Congress of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Annual Assembly of the German and the Austrian Society of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Austrian Society of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

26.-29.10.2011, Salzburg, Austria

The effect of home based exercise on treatment of women with poly cystic ovary syndrome; a single-blind randomized controlled trial

Meeting Abstract

7th EFSMA – European Congress of Sports Medicine, 3rd Central European Congress of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. Salzburg, 26.-29.10.2011. Düsseldorf: German Medical Science GMS Publishing House; 2011. Doc11esm081

doi: 10.3205/11esm081, urn:nbn:de:0183-11esm0810

Published: October 24, 2011

© 2011 Vasheghani et al.
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Objective: To find the effect of home base aerobic-strengthening exercises on anthropometric and hormonal variables of patients with PCOS.

Material/Methods: In this randomized controlled trial twenty women in exercise group performed aerobic-strengthening exercises; the other 20 participants of control group were advised to continue their previous physical activity pattern. Blood pressure, Waist to Hip ratio (WHR), BMI along with hormonal variables (including insulin related factors, sexual hormones and inflammatory factors) were assessed at baseline and after 12 weeks intervention.

Results: Of the patients in exercise group, 16 and of those in control group, 14 finished the study. The WHR (p<0.001) along with the blood level of insulin (p=0.016), FBS (p=0.044), Prolactine (p=0.022) and hsCRP (p=0.035) and HOMA index (p=0.009) were decreased significantly in exercise group compared with the control group. No significant differences were found in lipid profile and sexual hormones between groups at the end of the study.

Conclusion: We can conclude that 12 weeks combined aerobic-strengthening exercise program in women with poly cystic ovary syndrome can lead to reduction of waist to hip ratio (WHR) and some cardiovascular risk factors (including insulin, FBS, HOMA index and HsCRP) along with increase of prolactine level in these patients.


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