Journal article

The effectiveness of high intensity intermittent training on metabolic, reproductive and mental health in women with polycystic ovary syndrome: study protocol for the iHIT- randomised controlled trial

Danielle Hiam, Rhiannon Patten, Melanie Gibson-Helm, Alba Moreno-Asso, Luke McIlvenna, Itamar Levinger, Cheryce Harrison, Lisa J Moran, Anju Joham, Alex Parker, Soulmaz Shorakae, David Simar, Nigel Stepto

Trials | BMC | Published : 2019


BACKGROUND: Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a reproductive-metabolic condition. Insulin resistance is a hallmark of PCOS and is related to increased hyperandrogenism that drives inherent metabolic, reproductive and psychological features of the syndrome. Insulin resistance in women with PCOS is managed by weight loss, lifestyle interventions (i.e. exercise, diet) and insulin-sensitising medications. This manuscript describes the protocol of our study evaluating the effectiveness of high intensity intermittent training (HIIT) or moderate intensity exercise on cardiometabolic, reproductive and mental health in overweight women with PCOS. METHODS/DESIGN: We will employ a three arm, parallel..

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