Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item:
Scopus Web of Science® Altmetric
Type: Journal article
Title: Polycystic ovary syndrome and weight management
Author: Moran, L.
Lombard, C.
Lim, S.
Noakes, M.
Teede, H.
Citation: Women's Health, 2010; 6(2):271-283
Publisher: Future Medicine Ltd.
Issue Date: 2010
ISSN: 1745-5057
Statement of
Lisa J. Moran‌, Catherine B. Lombard‌, Siew Lim‌, Manny Noakes‌ & Helena J. Teede‌
Abstract: Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a common condition in women of reproductive age, and has reproductive, metabolic and psychological implications. Weight gain and obesity worsen the features of PCOS, while weight loss improves the features of PCOS. While there are potential barriers to successful weight management in young women who do not suffer from PCOS, women with PCOS may experience additional barriers. Weight management strategies in younger women with or without PCOS should encompass both the prevention of excess weight gain and achieving and maintaining a reduced weight through multidisciplinary lifestyle management, comprising dietary, exercise and behavioral therapy, as well as attention to psychosocial stress and practical and physiological barriers to weight management. Further research is warranted in the examination of specific barriers to weight management in women with PCOS, as well as in the determination of optimal components of lifestyle weight management interventions in young women in order to facilitate long-term compliance.
Keywords: Humans
Polycystic Ovary Syndrome
Weight Loss
Body Mass Index
Attitude to Health
Stress, Psychological
Health Behavior
Life Style
Behavior Therapy
Health Education
Middle Aged
Women's Health
Rights: Copyright status unknown
DOI: 10.2217/whe.09.89
Published version:
Appears in Collections:Aurora harvest
Obstetrics and Gynaecology publications

Files in This Item:
There are no files associated with this item.

Items in DSpace are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.