Effects of Lifestyle Modification on Pregnancy Success in Obese and Overweight Women with PCOSArtemis Karkanaki1*, Ioannis Kalogiannidis1 and Dimitrios Panidis2
- *Corresponding Author:
- Karkanaki Artemis
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki, Greece
E-mail: [email protected]
Received date: May 02, 2013; Accepted date: June 05, 2013; Published date: June 07, 2013
Citation: Karkanaki A, Kalogiannidis I, Panidis D (2013) Effects of Lifestyle Modification on Pregnancy Success in Obese and Overweight Women with PCOS. J Women’s Health Care 2:125. doi: 10.4172/2167-0420.1000125
Copyright: © 2013 Karkanaki A, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
The present review approaches the pregnancy success after lifestyle modification in obese infertile women
with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS). Lifestyle modification including hypocaloric diet, structured exercise and counseling, in combination with medical intervention, where necessary, is effective on the resumption of menstruation, the amelioration of the reproductive profile and the success of spontaneous pregnancy. Pregnancy rates vary a lot among the studies. There are limitations due to the heterogeneity in the design of the studies, the diagnosis of the syndrome and the type of the intervention. The number of the studies is restricted and raises the need for further evaluation through well designed, controlled trials. Despite the controversies, the evidence supports the lifestyle modification as first line therapy in obese and overweight women with PCOS.