publication . Article . Other literature type . 2015

Weight loss for women with and without polycystic ovary syndrome following a very low-calorie diet in a community-based setting with trained facilitators for 12 weeks.

Nikokavoura EA; Johnston KL; Broom J; Wrieden WL; Roll; C;
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  • Published: 01 Oct 2015 Journal: Diabetes, Metabolic Syndrome and Obesity: Targets and Therapy, volume 8, pages 495-503 (eissn: 1178-7007, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Dove Medical Press
Abstract
Efsevia A Nikokavoura,1 Kelly L Johnston,2 John Broom,1 Wendy L Wrieden,1 Catherine Rolland1 1Centre for Obesity Research and Epidemiology, Institute for Health & Wellbeing Research (IHWR), Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen, 2LighterLife UK Limited, Harlow, Essex, UK Background: Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) affects between 2% and 26% of reproductive-age women in the UK, and accounts for up to 75% of anovulatory infertility. The major symptoms include ovarian disruption, hyperandrogenism, insulin resistance, and polycystic ovaries. Interestingly, at least half of the women with PCOS are obese, with the excess weight playing a pathogenic role in the d...
Subjects
Medical Subject Headings: endocrine system diseasesfemale genital diseases and pregnancy complicationsnutritional and metabolic diseases
free text keywords: Targets and Therapy [Diabetes, Metabolic Syndrome and Obesity], Original Research, obesity, PCOS, LighterLife, VLCD, Specialties of internal medicine, RC581-951, medicine.disease, medicine, Body mass index, Endocrinology, medicine.medical_specialty, Very low calorie diet, food.diet, food, Diabetes mellitus, Weight loss, medicine.symptom, Overweight, business.industry, business, Insulin resistance, Internal medicine, Hyperandrogenism
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publication . Article . Other literature type . 2015

Weight loss for women with and without polycystic ovary syndrome following a very low-calorie diet in a community-based setting with trained facilitators for 12 weeks.

Nikokavoura EA; Johnston KL; Broom J; Wrieden WL; Roll; C;