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)).
Body mass index-associated differences in response to ovulation induction with letrozole
the study to o compare occurrence of pregnancy among obese (body mass
index [BMI] ≥30) and nonobese (BMI <30), infertile women undergoing ovulation induction with the aromatase inhibitor letrozole followed by intrauterine insemination (IUI), posted in PubMed, showed that 90 women underwent 180 letrozole-IUI cycles. Conception of pregnancy
occurred in 10.4% and 18.2% of the BMI <30 and BMI ≥30 groups,
respectively. Using BMI as a continuous variable showed a pregnancy odds
ratio of 1.093 (confidence interval 1.008-1.184) for each unit increase
in BMI. Incidence of miscarriage, multiple births, number of mature
follicles, and presence of LH surge were similar between groups.
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