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Exercise and Sedentary Habits among Adolescents with PCOS.
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PMID:  22260889     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
STUDY OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was the recording of physical activity and sedentary habits of adolescents with polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS). METHODS: We performed a structured interview to assess the level of physical activity and sedentary habits of girls with PCOS. We used a group of healthy adolescents as controls. All girls had their age, height, weight, hip and waist circumference measured and their BMI calculated. RESULTS: 81 girls (35 with PCOS and 46 controls) participated in the study. Girls with PCOS engaged in physical activities less than controls. Even when they did, the frequency and intensity of exercise was less. Also, girls with PCOS were less likely to be aware of the positive effects of exercise on their health. Girls in both groups were sedentary in excess of the 4 hours per day limit, which has been linked with obesity. CONCLUSION: Healthy teenagers were involved in a sporting activity more often and more frequently than the PCOS group. Athletic and sedentary habits of adolescents with PCOS, may interact with other factors leading to obesity.
M Eleftheriadou; L Michala; K Stefanidis; I Iliadis; A Lykeridou; A Antsaklis
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-1-18
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of pediatric and adolescent gynecology     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1873-4332     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2012 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-1-20     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9610774     Medline TA:  J Pediatr Adolesc Gynecol     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2011 North American Society for Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
1(st) Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Athens, Alexandra Hospital, Athens, Greece.
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