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Journal:   INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF FERTILITY AND STERILITY   SUMMER 2012 , Volume 6 , Number SUPPLEMENT 1; Page(s) 145 To 145.
 
Paper: 

SUCCESSFUL WEIGHT LOSS AND ITS RELATIONSHIP WITH SOME DEMOGRAPHIC FACTORS IN INFERTILE POLYCYSTIC OVARY SYNDROME PATIENTS

 
 
Author(s):  ESMAEILZADEH S., HOSEINPOOR HEIDARY F.*, GHADIMI R.
 
* FATEMEH-ZAHRA INFERTILITY AND REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH RESEARCH CENTER, FATEMEH-ZAHRA HOSPITAL, BABOL UNIVERSITY OF MEDICAL SCIENCES, BABOL, IRAN
 
Abstract: 
Background: Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) is one of most common endocrinology problems of infertile women.
Since lifestyle modification and weight loss is the most effective treatment and associated with failure in many cases, this study evaluated the factors impact on weight loss of PCOS women.
Materials and Methods: This cross-sectional study was conducted on infertile women with PCOS referred to Fatemezahra infertility research center in 2010-11. The questionnaire contains demographic information, clinical, laboratory findings and ultrasonography of all subjects, and then anthropometric measurements were taken. After completing the data, diet for weight loss and exercise were recommended and all patients received Metformin.
The samples were followed for 4 times monthly.
Results: 142 women in age 17-40 years entered the study.
Of them 91.5% of were overweight and the majority of them were housewives (90.2%). Most of them had under high school education (83.5%) and (54.9%) lived in urban areas. The mean weight loss was (5.32
±4.8) up to maximum 17 kg, which related directly within creasing women age. The average of weight loss in women over 30 years old and under 20 years old were 7.4 and 3.6 kg, respectively. According to education households' with post high school education level had higher values of weight loss in comparison with under high school case (7.7 kg vs.5.4 kg). Finding showed that a non-significant relationship between the duration of infertility and place of life.
Conclusion: The results revealed weight loss in women with PCOS had a positive association with level of education and their age, while place of life and duration of infertility were not correlated in the process of weight loss in these patients.
 
Keyword(s): WEIGHT LOSS, PCOS, METFORMIN, EDUCATION, AGE
 
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