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)).
Ovulation in obese and lean women
is known to interfere with reproductive outcomes in polycystic ovary
syndrome. According to the University of Queensland, In searched
MEDLINE and several other databases from 2000 to September 2011
for studies reporting on OAT and reproductive outcomes. Data were
synthesized to determine the risk ratio of reproductive outcomes (ovulation
and pregnancy) in lean (BMI <25 kg/m(2)) as opposed to overweight or
obese women. with 15 datasets (14 articles) obtained for analysis,
included 905 subjects in the obese group and 879 subjects in the lean
group, lean women had increased ovulation
rates (RR 1.43, 95% CI 1.22-1.66) as compared to obese women. Pregnancy
rates also showed a similar trend (RR 1.73, 95% CI 1.39-2.17).
Reproductive outcomes were generally better in younger women, more
recent studies and randomized controlled trials, posted in PubMed.
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