Exercise in the treatment of PCOS

Stevenson, Emma (2009) Exercise in the treatment of PCOS. In: Diagnosis and Management of Polycystic Ovary Syndrome. Springer, London, pp. 203-207. ISBN 9780387097176

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The prevalence of insulin resistance, overweight and obesity are increasing at alarming rates world wide but are problems which are extremely prevalent in women with PCOS. A decline in energy expenditure through reduced daily activity and physical exercise (accompanied by an increase in energy intake) is a major contributor to increases in obesity and insulin resistance. Lifestyle interventions that alter energy balance are therefore essential in the treatment and prevention of these epidemics. The combination of exercise, diet and other lifestyle interventions should be promoted however, this chapter aims to highlight the important role that exercise can play in the prevention and treatment of PCOS not only through the management of body weight but also through its effects on the metabolic and hormonal environment associated with PCOS.

Item Type: Book Section
Subjects: B100 Anatomy, Physiology and Pathology
C600 Sports Science
Department: Faculties > Health and Life Sciences > Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation
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Depositing User: Becky Skoyles
Date Deposited: 15 Jan 2015 12:20
Last Modified: 12 Oct 2019 15:29
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/20928

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