Effects of Exercise for Overweight Women With Polycystic Ovary Syndrome

2014-07-23 21:08:41 | BioPortfolio


The effects of a 16-week exercise training program on insulin resistance and adiposity in overweight/obese women with Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS).


Young, overweight/obese women with PCOS along with age and BMI-matched healthy controls without PCOS will be enrolled in this study. Participants will have assessments of body composition (by DEXA), visceral and ectopic fat (by MR), ovarian parameters (follicle size and number, by MRI) insulin sensitivity (by euglycemic hyperinsulinemic clamp), interstitial lipolysis (by microdialysis), whole body lipolysis and glycolysis (by stable isotopes), aerobic fitness (by VO2max test) and a fat biopsy performed across two clinic visits (1 outpatient visit, and 1 overnight stay). Participants in the control group will undergo these assessments once only, whereas participants in the PCOS Group will have these assessments twice, once at baseline and once following a 16 week supervised aerobic exercise program. Throughout the exercise program body weight will be measured weekly and menstrual cycle frequency will be documented on a calendar. Additionally, vital signs, weight, waist and hip circumferences will be measured and a fasting blood sample collected every 4 weeks.

Study Design

Allocation: Non-Randomized, Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Prevention


Polycystic Ovary Syndrome


16-week exercise training program, Control Group without PCOS


Pennington Biomedical Research Center
Baton Rouge
United States




Pennington Biomedical Research Center

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-07-23T21:08:41-0400

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