Effect of Aerobic Training in Women with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome

AUTHORS

Abbas Saremi 1 , * , Mojhgan Kazemi 2

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1 Assistant Professor Department of Physical Education and Sport Sciences, Arak University, Arak, Iran.

2 MSc of Physical Education and Sport Sciences, Arak University, Arak, Iran.

ARTICLE INFORMATION

Hormozgan Medical Journal: 18 (2); e87820
Published Online: June 18, 2013
Article Type: Research Article
Received: May 06, 2013
Accepted: June 18, 2013

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Abstract

Introduction: Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is the most common endocrine disorder
amongst women of reproductive age and is associated with various metabolic perturbations.
Chronic low grade inflammation has been reported in pathogenesis of metabolic syndrome. In
this study, we examined the effects of 8 weeks aerobic training on serum C-reactive protein
level and cardiometabolic risk factors in women with polycystic ovary syndrome.
Methods: This semi experimental study was carried out based on pre-test and post-test on
experiment and control groups in Arak, Iran. Twenty women with polycystic ovary syndrome
(aged 27.75±5.43 yr) selected and randomly divided to training and control groups (10 people
for each group). Aerobic training program was performed 50-60 min/d, 3d/wk, for 2 months.
Serum C-reactive protein levels (immunoturbidimetric method), body composition
(bioelectrical impedance method) and metabolic parameters (enzymatic and
radioimmunoassay method) were assessed before and after the training period. The collected
data were analyzed using two-way ANOVA.
Results: After an 8 week aerobic training, fasting glucose, insulin resistance index, total
cholesterol, triglycerides and abdominal fat were significantly decreased (pvalue<0.05). In
contrast, CRP concentrations did not change significantly in response to aerobic training.
Conclusion: This study demonstrated that 8 weeks of aerobic training caused an
improvement in cardiometabolic risk factors in women with polycystic ovary syndrome
without any change in concentrations of CRP.

Keywords

Inflammation - Metabolic Syndrome - Polycystic Ovary Syndrome

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