The Effect of 12 Weeks Aerobic Exercise on Dheaso4, 17OH-Progestron Concentrations, Number of Follicles and Menstrual Condition of Women with PCOS

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Abbas Gaeini 1 , Sadegh Satarifard 2 , * , Fareima Mohamadi 3 , Seiroos Choobineh 4

1 Professor of Sport Physiology, Tehran University, Tehran, Iran.

2 PhD Student of Sport Physiology, Tehran University, Tehran, Iran.

3 MSc of Sport Physiology, Tehran University, Tehran, Iran.

4 Assistant Professor of Sport Physiology, Tehran University, Tehran, Iran.

How to Cite: Gaeini A, Satarifard S, Mohamadi F, Choobineh S. The Effect of 12 Weeks Aerobic Exercise on Dheaso4, 17OH-Progestron Concentrations, Number of Follicles and Menstrual Condition of Women with PCOS, Hormozgan Med J. 2014 ; 18(4):e87741.

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Hormozgan Medical Journal: 18 (4); e87741
Published Online: January 05, 2013
Article Type: Research Article
Received: May 22, 2012
Accepted: January 05, 2013

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Abstract

Introduction: The effective method of treatment of Polycystic Overy Syndrome (PCOS)
is lifestyle modification. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of 12 weeks aerobic
exercise on DHEAso4, 17OH-Progestron Concentrations, number of follicles and menstrual
condition of women with PCOS.
Methods: In this clinical trial, 40 PCOS patients lean (BMI<20) and obese (BMI>25)
randomly divided into two trained and sedentary control groups. DHEAso4, 17OHProgestron
Concentrations, number of follicles and menstrual condition were measured
before and after the program (12-week exercise training program, aerobic exercise at 60-
80% of maximal heart rate, 25-30 min/day, 3 days/week).
Results: Decline of DHEAso4, 17OH-Progestron Concentrations were significant after
exercise in obese group (pvalue=0.023, pvalue<0.0001). The number of follicles right and
left ovaries decreased significantly after exercise in two groups lean and obese (Right;
pvalue=0.019, pvalue=0.041 and Left ovary; pvalue=0.005, pvalue=0.008). Menstrual
situation was improved after exercise in obese and lean groups (pvalue=0.028,
pvalue<0.0001). The body weight decreased significantly after exercise in obese groups
(pvalue<0.0001).
Conclusion: It seems that a term of exercise with weight loss can induce decline of
DHEAso4 and 17OH-Progestron. In addition, exercise lead to improved menstrual
condition and reduction of number of ovarian follicles per groups of lean and obese.

Keywords

Exercise – Follicles – Menstrual.

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