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Serum anti-Müllerian hormone and ovarian morphology assessed by magnetic resonance imaging in response to acupuncture and exercise in women with polycystic ovary syndrome: Secondary analyses of a randomized controlled trial

Conclusions: This study is the first to demonstrate that acupuncture reduces serum AMH-levels and ovarian volume. Physical exercise did not influence circulating AMH or ovarian volume. Despite a within-group decrease in AFC, exercise did not lead to a between-group difference.

Objective
To investigate whether electro-acupuncture or physical exercise influence serum anti-Müllerian hormone (AMH), antral follicle count (AFC) or ovarian volume in women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS).

Electro-acupuncture and physical exercise reduce mesenteric adipose tissue gene expression of sympathetic markers in rats with polycystic ovary syndrome - Stener-Victorin et al

CONCLUSIONS: Electro-acupuncture down regulated fat tissue gene expression. Our observations give support to the theory that an increased sympathetic activity may be involved in the development and maintenance of PCOS, and that non-pharmacological treatment may be useful.

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