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AMUJ 2014, 17(9): 59-69 Back to browse issues page
Effects of 8 Weeks Pilates Training on Anti-Mullerian Hormone Level and Cardiometabolic Parameters in Polycystic Ovary Syndrome Women
Abbas Saremi , Alireza Bahrami , Mehri Jamilian , Parastoo Moazami Goodarzi
Assistant Professor, Department of Sport Sciences, Arak University, Arak, Iran , a-saremi@araku.ac.ir
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Background: Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a complex hormonal disorder affecting the reproductive and metabolic systems. The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of 8-week pilates training on anti-mullerian hormone level and cardiometabolic parameters in women with polycystic ovary syndrome.

Materials and Methods: In this semi-experimental study with pretest–posttest design, twenty PCOS patients (aged 28.16±4.29 y) were randomly assigned to pilates training or non-exercising control groups. The training group took part in an eight-week progressive pilates exercise program, three times weekly while the control group were instructed to maintain their normal daily activities throughout the eight-week experimental period. Serum levels of anti-mullerian hormone, body composition and metabolic parameters were assessed before and after the training period.

Results: After an 8 week pilates training, insulin resistance index, total cholesterol, LDL- cholesterol, triglycerides and abdominal fat were significantly decreased (p<0.05). Furthermore, anti-mullerian hormone concentrations decreased significantly in response to pilates training (p<0.05).

Conclusion: These results suggest that pilates training can have beneficial effects on metabolic indices and ovarian reserve in women with polycystic ovary syndrome over a two-month period.

Keywords: Exercise therapy, Infertility, Polycystic ovary syndrome, Weight loss
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Type of Study: Original Atricle | Subject: Obstetrics & Gynocology
Received: 2014/06/17 | Accepted: 2014/09/15 | Published: 2014/11/19
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Saremi A, Bahrami A, Jamilian M, Moazami Goodarzi P. Effects of 8 Weeks Pilates Training on Anti-Mullerian Hormone Level and Cardiometabolic Parameters in Polycystic Ovary Syndrome Women. AMUJ. 2014; 17 (9) :59-69
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