Lifestyle changes in women with polycystic ovary syndrome (Review)

Lisa Moran, Samantha Hutchison, Robert Norman, Helena Teede

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Background Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) affects 4 to 18 of reproductive-aged women and is associated with reproductive, metabolic and psychological dysfunction. Obesity worsens the presentation of PCOS and weight management (weight loss, maintenance or prevention of excess weight gain) is proposed as an initial treatment strategy, best achieved through lifestyle changes incorporating diet, exercise and behavioural interventions. Objectives To assess the effectiveness of lifestyle treatment in improving reproductive, anthropometric (weight and body composition), metabolic and quality of life factors in PCOS.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1 - 58
Number of pages58
JournalCochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 2011

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