How To Keep Weight Off Once You Have Lost It

How To Keep Weight Off Once You Have Lost It

Do you struggle with how to keep weight off once you have lost it? A new study published this March in the Journal, Obesity reported that people who were successful at maintaining weight-loss relied on physical activity to keep from gaining back previously lost weight rather than dietary restriction. Successful weight loss was defined as […]

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How Does Nutrition Directly Relate to Reproduction?

How Does Nutrition Directly Relate to Reproduction?

We are what we eat and do and probably, and most importantly, we are what we don’t eat and don’t do. But how does nutrition directly relate to reproduction, particularly in our current environment? Benefits from the diet are seen in nutritive forms – folic acid, vitamin D. Also, we must think of the classes […]

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Preconception Health Of Both Men And Women Can Affect The Health Of Their Offspring

Preconception Health Of Both Men And Women Can Affect The Health Of Their Offspring

Maintaining a healthy lifestyle during pregnancy is well known to be important in attaining a successful pregnancy, however, a recent study determined that preconception health of both men and women can affect the health of their offspring. Studies recently reported in the British Journal, ‘The Lancet’ published April 16, 2018 document that the health and […]

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Pre-Pregnancy Obesity Is A Major Risk Factor For Both Men and Women

Pre-Pregnancy Obesity Is A Major Risk Factor For Both Men and Women

Obesity, defined as a Body Mass Index >30, is a world-wide epidemic especially in the United States. Obesity is associated with many health concerns including high blood pressure and diabetes. When trying to conceive pre-pregnancy obesity is a major risk factor for both men and women. Obesity is also associated with infertility in both men […]

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Gut Microbes May Contribute to Fertility

gut microbes and causes of infertility

The advent of molecular genetics affords us a look into the machinations of systems previously undefined. Uncountable number of microbes, fungi and viruses live (mostly happily) in our gut bound by the limits of the mouth and the parts below. Their workings in concert and sometimes, adversarial, are the composition of the human microbiome. This […]

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Elevated Blood Pressure and Early Pregnancy Loss

elevated blood pressure and early pregnancy loss

Most people know that high blood pressure is a risk factor for cardiovascular disease, but what do we know about elevated blood pressure and early pregnancy loss? Blood pressure is measured using two numbers. The first or top number is called systolic blood pressure and is a measurement of the pressure (mm Hg) in your […]

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Mediterranean Diet May Improve IVF Success Rates

IVF success rates Mediterranean diet

Adherence to a Mediterranean diet may improve IVF success rates. Classically, the Mediterranean diet is rich in vegetables, fruits, whole grains, legumes, nuts, and olive oil and low in red meat. A recent article published in Human Reproduction studied the dietary habits of 244 women undergoing IVF in Greece. All participants were under 41 years […]

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Parental Obesity Is Linked To Delays In Child Development

parental obesity child development

Obesity is linked to both male and female infertility and miscarriage. Obesity during pregnancy is also linked to pregnancy complications and a higher incidence of metabolic disorders in children. A recent study published in “Pediatrics” from the NIH found that parental obesity is linked to delays in child development. Compared to children of normal weight […]

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Obesity Causes Hormonal Imbalances That Can Cause Infertility

rocks on scale what causes infertility

It is without dispute that obesity causes hormonal imbalances that can cause infertility. These imbalances can manifest in ovulatory dysfunction (irregular periods) and play a role in infertility. But these effects, do not end once conception occurs. What obesity spurns spills over into a general inflammatory response in mother and fetus alike. Maternally, obesity and this […]

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Being Overweight During Pregnancy May Lead To Increased Birth Defects

Being Overweight During Pregnancy May Lead To Increased Birth Defects

It has long been known that being overweight during pregnancy could lead to medical problems during the pregnancy such as high blood pressure and diabetes. In addition, being overweight during pregnancy may lead to increased birth defects. Women have been encouraged to achieve a healthy weight before becoming pregnant and to try to maintain a […]

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