Lifestyle Intervention

Lifestyle intervention provided benefits when compared to minimal treatment for secondary reproductive, anthropometric and reproductive outcomes. These included endpoint values for total testosterone (mean difference (MD) -0.27 nmol/L, 95% confidence interval (CI) -0.46 to -0.09, P = 0.004), hirsutism or excess hair growth by the Ferriman-Gallwey score (MD -1.19, 95% CI -2.35 to -0.03, P = 0.04), weight (MD -3.47 kg, 95% CI -4.94 to -2.00, P...

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Women, weight and fertility

Women, weight, and fertility: the effect of body mass index on the outcome of superovulation/intrauterine insemination cycles. Souter I, Baltagi LM, Kuleta D, Meeker JD, Petrozza JC. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21195401# Source Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Division of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts 02114, USA....

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The Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada. RECOMMENDATIONS

1. Weight loss, exercise, and lifestyle modifications have been proven effective in restoring ovulatory cycles and achieving pregnancy in overweight women with PCOS and should be the first-line option for these women. (II-3A) Morbidly obese women should seek expert advice about pregnancy risk. (III-A) 2. Clomiphene citrate has been proven effective in ovulation induction for women with PCOS and should be considered the first-line therapy....

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Initial treatment for reproductive disorders in overweight and obese women…is weight loss!

Initial treatment for reproductive disorders in overweight and obese women with PCOS is weight loss. This helps menstrual disturbances, shortens the time to conception and reduces adverse obstetric risks.  The Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada. RECOMMENDATIONS  Weight loss, exercise, and lifestyle modifications have been proven effective in restoring ovulatory cycles and achieving pregnancy in overweight women with PCOS...

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