The Effect Of Eating On Eating And Exercise ( Qol Ed )

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Aim: We compared the quality of life related to eating and exercise (QOL ED) in women seeking fertility treatment with and without PCOS controlling for age and BMI Body Mass Index (BMI).
Method: Twenty-one women with and 132 women without PCOS attending IVF clinics completed a questionnaire containing the QOL ED global score consisting of five eating disorder subscores.
Results: Women with PCOS had a poorer QOL ED and were almost three times more likely to obtain a score suggestive of the presence of an eating disorder (47.6%) than women without PCOS (16.7%, p<0.005). Women with PCOS had poorer QOL ED global scores (p<0.005), generally poorer eating disorder subscores, and increased anxiety and preoccupation with food/eating/shape/weight. All results controlled for age and BMI.
Discussion: These findings support lifestyle changes as the first-line treatment of women with PCOS irrespective of BMI.
Keywords: PCOS; polycystic ovary syndrome; infertility; eating pathology; QOL ED. Capsule
Eating pathology was assessed in twenty-one infertile women with and 132 women without PCOS. Infertile women with PCOS have greater eating pathology and a higher proportion of probable eating disorders. Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) is the most common endocrinopathy in females and affects up to 12-21% of women of reproductive age1. PCOS is a syndrome of clinical and/or biochemical signs of androgen excess, ovulatory dysfunction and polycystic ovaries. The current…
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