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Year : 2017  |  Volume : 17  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 123-128

Exercise in polycystic ovarian syndrome: An evidence-based review


1 Alva's College of Physiotherapy and Research Center, Moodbidri, Mangalore, India
2 Department of Physiotherapy, Alva's College of Physiotherapy, Moodbidri, Mangalore, India
3 Center for Sport Science Medicine and Research, School of Allied Health Sciences, Manipal University, Manipal, Karnataka, India

Correspondence Address:
Baskaran Chandrasekaran
Center for Sport Science Medicine and Research, School of Allied Health Sciences, Manipal University, Manipal, Karnataka
India
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DOI: 10.4103/sjsm.sjsm_10_17

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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 metaanalyses 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.


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