December 12, 2014

Cholesterol Levels May Play a Part in Fertility

cholesterol level and fertility

Cholesterol levels may play a part in fertility. A recent study published in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism earlier this year showed that couples who did not become pregnant within a year of trying to conceive had higher levels of cholesterol than couples who did become pregnant. In both men and women age was significantly associated with cholesterol levels. Increased weight was also associated with high cholesterol levels. Cholesterol levels were lower in those who exercised regularly. Fertility is well known to decrease the older and heavier one becomes. Maintaining a healthy lifestyle by eating right and regular exercise is something we all should do and may help lower cholesterol levels and further promote fertility.

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Joseph A. Hill, III, M.D.

Joseph A. Hill, III, M.D. Board-Certified in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility