Obesity, polycystic ovary syndrome, infertility treatment: Lifestyle modification is paramount

BMJ 2006; 332 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.332.7541.609-a (Published 09 March 2006) Cite this as: BMJ 2006;332:609
  1. Jonathan M Lord, consultant in obstetrics and gynaecology (jonathan.lord@pms.ac.uk),
  2. Robert Norman, professor
  1. Royal Cornwall Hospital, Truro, Cornwall TR1 3LJ
  2. Research Centre for Reproductive Health, Discipline of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University of Adelaide, Queen Elizabeth Hospital, 28 Woodville Road, Woodville, SA 5011, Australia

    EDITOR—We agree with Balen et al that lifestyle modification, including effective exercise regimens and dietary advice, should be the first line of treatment in women with polycystic ovary syndrome.1 Our Cochrane review has been widely cited as supporting the use of metformin in women with …

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