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)).
Improving reproductive performance in overweight/obese women
There is a very high prevalence of obese women in the infertile population and many studies have highlighted the link between obesity and infertility. According to the study by the The Queen Elizabeth Hospital, posted in PubMed,
found that a large proportion of infertile women have polycystic ovary
syndrome (PCOS) which is also linked with increased risk of obesity and other metabolic anomalies. The association between obesity
and/or PCOS and hyperinsulinaemia, hyper androgenism and abnormal
secretion of other hormones, such as leptin, underlies many reproductive
disorders observed in this population. It has been demonstrated that
weight loss can improve the fertility of obese women through the
recovery of spontaneous ovulation, whereas others will have improved
response to ovarian stimulation in infertility treatment.
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