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Structured Exercise Training Program Versus Hypocaloric Hyperproteic Diet in Obese Anovulatory Infertile Patients With PCOS

This study has been completed.
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First Posted: May 15, 2007
Last Update Posted: November 14, 2007
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University Magna Graecia
Lifestyle modifications are successfully employed in polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) improving menstrual cycles and fertility. Unfortunately, the compliance over the time is very low. Recently, we have showed a high adherence to structured exercise training (SET) program in women with PCOS. The current study will be aimed to compare the efficacy of the SET program with a diet program on the reproductive function in obese anovulatory infertile PCOS patients.

Condition Intervention Phase
Polycystic Ovary Syndrome Anovulation Infertility Behavioral: Structured exercise training Behavioral: Hypocaloric hyperproteic diet Phase 4

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Non-Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Effects of Structured Exercise Program Versus Hypocaloric Hyperproteic Diet on the Reproductive Function in Obese Anovulatory Infertile Patients With Polycystic Ovary Syndrome: a 24-Week Prospective Study.

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Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Pregnancy rate [ Time Frame: six months ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Menstrual frequency [ Time Frame: six months ]
  • Abortion rate [ Time Frame: six months ]
  • Compliance [ Time Frame: six months ]

Enrollment: 40
Study Start Date: January 2004
Estimated Study Completion Date: August 2006
Detailed Description:
Forty obese anovulatory infertile PCOS patients who wish to conceive will be allocated in two study-groups according to their desire: structured exercise training (SET) group (n. 20) will undergo a SET program, whereas diet group (n. 20) will undertake a hypocaloric hyperproteic diet. The duration of the study will be of 24 weeks. At baseline, after 12 and 24 weeks clinical, endocrine and metabolic evaluations will be performed in each patient and all reproductive events obtained throughout the study will be recorded.

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 35 Years   (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   Female
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • PCOS
  • Anovulatory infertility
  • Obesity (BMI >30)

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Age <18 or >35 years
  • Neoplastic, metabolic, hepatic, renal, and cardiovascular disorders or other concurrent medical illnesses
  • Hypothyroidism, hyperprolactinemia, Cushing's syndrome, and non-classical congenital adrenal hyperplasia
  • Current or previous (within the last six months) use of oral contraceptives, glucocorticoids, antiandrogens, ovulation induction agents, antidiabetic and anti-obesity drugs or other drugs know to affect sex hormone levels, carbohydrate metabolism, or appetite
  • Organic pelvic diseases, previous pelvic surgery, suspected peritoneal factor infertility, tubal or male factor infertility or sub-fertility
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00473538

"Pugliese" Hospital
Catanzaro, Italy, 88100
Sponsors and Collaborators
University Magna Graecia
Principal Investigator: Stefano Palomba, MD Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University "Magna Graecia" of Catanzaro
Principal Investigator: Francesco Orio, MD Department of Molecular and Clinical Endocrinology and Oncology, University "Federico II" of Naples, and Chair of Endocrinology, University "Parthenope", of Naples
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Publications automatically indexed to this study by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number):
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00473538     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 01/2004
First Submitted: May 14, 2007
First Posted: May 15, 2007
Last Update Posted: November 14, 2007
Last Verified: November 2007

Keywords provided by University Magna Graecia:
Structured exercise training program
Menstrual cycle

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Polycystic Ovary Syndrome
Pathologic Processes
Genital Diseases, Male
Genital Diseases, Female
Ovarian Cysts
Ovarian Diseases
Adnexal Diseases
Gonadal Disorders
Endocrine System Diseases