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Is physical training important for women with polycystic ovary syndrome?

Obstetrics & Gynecology International Journal
Victor Barbosa Ribeiro,1 Rafael de Menezes Reis,2 Gislaine Satyko Kogure,3 Arthur M Zecchin-Oliveira,4 Higino Carlos Hahns Júnior4

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Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) is an endocrine disorder 5 to 16% present in of women of reproductive age, which can suffer alterations in reproductive, cardiometabolic, hormonal and cardiovascular functions that can culminate in the development of other diseases. One of the treatments consists of improving life habits like physical exercise practice. Systematic reviews and studies in recent years have pointed out that the training protocols performed on women with PCOS were mostly conducted without control, randomization and personalization for this disease. Thus, the present study aims to investigate Pubmed database on the last year (between 05/31/2019 and 05/31/2020) if there are recent publications of randomized controlled trials (RCTs) that investigate the effects of physical training in women with PCOS.


Polycystic ovary, Endocrine, Rotterdam Consensus criteria, Obesity, Continuous aerobic physical training