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Review Papers | Physiotherapy | India | Volume 12 Issue 6, June 2023
The Effectiveness of Aerobic Exercise on Anthropometric Measurements in Women with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome - A Narrative Review
Ishita Savaliya | Dr.anjali Suresh
Abstract: Background: Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a common endocrine disorder affecting reproductive-aged women. It is characterized by hyperandrogenism, ovulatory dysfunction, and insulin resistance. Previous studies have shown that regular aerobic exercise can improve insulin sensitivity, reduce body weight and adiposity, decrease circulating androgen levels, and restore menstrual regularity in women with PCOS. Anthropometric measurements, such as body mass index (BMI), waist circumference (WC), and body fat percentage, are commonly used as indicators of obesity and metabolic risk in clinical practice. However, the effect of aerobic exercise on these measurements in women with PCOS remains unclear. Therefore, a narrative review on the effect of aerobic exercise on anthropometric measurements in women with PCOS would provide a comprehensive summary of the existing literature and identify potential gaps in knowledge. The aim of this review of the literature was to find outthe effectiveness of aerobic exercise on anthropometric measurement and quality of life in women with polycystic ovary syndrome. Method: The authors conducted a PubMed, and GoogleScholar search and collected the reviews consisting of total systematic reviews, randomized controlled trials and experimental studies regarding the current evidence of the effect of aerobic exercise on women with PCOS on anthropometric measurement. Results: Aerobic exercise gives significant effects on anthropometric indices in women with PCOS.The articles were collected in full text. A total of 35 articles were identified, out of which 20 articles were selected for review.
Keywords: aerobic exercise, polycystic ovary syndrome, anthropometric measurements, body image
Edition: Volume 12 Issue 6, June 2023,
Pages: 1430 - 1436