RESEARCH CALL OUT: Exercise and Physical Activity with PCOS

Sheffield Hallam Uni

A team of researchers at Sheffield Hallam University are running a research study in collaboration with clinicians at Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust for people with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome. The study (as part of a PhD research programme) is exploring the implications of exercise and physical activity on cardiovascular health in people with polycystic ovary syndrome.

Participants will be randomised into either one of three groups; an exercise group (where participants will complete a supervised exercise program at Sheffield Hallam University), a lifestyle physical activity group (where participants will download an app and attempt to increase their physical activity individually) or the control group, where participants are not assigned an intervention.

There are no age or BMI limits, but participants must have a confirmed diagnosis of PCOS, be non-smokers, be pre-menopausal, not taking the combined oral contraceptive pill, be inactive (defined as physical activity for less than 150 minutes per week), and do not have any past or current cardiovascular diseases.

If you would be interested to know more about the study and potentially take part, please contact Ms Amie Woodward on amie.woodward@shu.ac.uk and full information brochures can be provided.

This study is being conducted at Sheffield Hallam University and has been approved by the Health Research Authority (HRA)