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)).
Obesity and reproductive performance in women
overweight are not only problem of developed nations but also increasing
problem in developing countries with health consequence. According to
the study by the Association for Reproduction and Family Health, posted
in PubMed, found that obesity
contribute majorly to two most common medical risks in pregnancy:
diabetes and hypertension. Is is associated with increasesd risk of
large-for-gestational age and hypertensive disorders, including
pre-eclampsia, which may be associated with low birth weight.
Combination of factors viz individual lifestyle, environmental and
genetic play role in obesity.
Weight loss has demonstrated to improve fertility in obese women
through recovery of spontaneous ovulation, and improved response to
ovarian stimulation in infertility treatment.
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