Posted by Chantel M. Research contributed by the US National Library of Medicine National Institutes of Health
The prevalence of childbearing age obesity is wide spreading in US,
approximately, 50% of them are either overweight [body mass index (BMI)
25-29.9 kg/m(2)] or obese (BMI ≥ 30 kg/m(2)).
Infertility is defined as a condition of
inability of a woman to conceive after 12 months of unprotected sexual
intercourse. According to the University Alma Mater Studiorum of Bologna, posted in PubMed,
fertility can be negatively affected by obesity. In women, early onset of obesity favours the development of menses irregularities, chronic oligo-anovulation and infertility in the adult age. Obesity
in women can also increase risk of miscarriages and impair the outcomes
of assisted reproductive technologies and pregnancy, when the body mass
index exceeds 30 kg/m. The main factors implicated in the association
may be insulin excess and insulin resistance. These adverse effects of obesity are specifically evident in polycystic ovary syndrome.
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