Posted by Chantel M. Research contributed by the US National Library of Medicine National Institutes of Health
The prevalence of childbearing age obesity is wide spreading in US,
approximately, 50% of them are either overweight [body mass index (BMI)
25-29.9 kg/m(2)] or obese (BMI ≥ 30 kg/m(2)).
Ovulation in women with polycystic ovary syndrome and obesity
It is not clear why some anovulatory women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) and obesity resume ovulation and others remain anovulatory after weight loss. In the study to compare the changes in body fat distribution and specifically
intra-abdominal fat (IAF) and subcutaneous abdominal fat (SAF) between a
group of anovulatory women with PCOS and obesity who resume ovulation (RO+) to those who remain anovulatory (RO-) during a lifestyle program, posted in PubMed, indicated that in 32 anovulatory women with PCOS (age, 28 ± 4 years; BMI, 37.5 ± 5.0
kg/m²), there were no significant baseline differences in
anthropometrics and biochemical assessment between 14 RO+ participants
and 18 RO- participants. RO+ women lost more weight (6.3 versus 3.0%)
and abdominal fat on DEXA (15.0 versus 4.3%) compared with RO- women.
Resumption of ovulation
was associated with early and consistent loss of IAF (12.4 versus 5.0%
at 3 months and 18.5 versus 8.6% at 6 months). Loss of SAF between the
RO+ women and the RO- women was similar at 3 months (6.2 versus 6.1%)
but did not change any further in RO- women (6.1%) as it did in RO+
women (11.4%) at 6 months.
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