Obesity is Associated With Lower Live Birth Rates in Women Having IVF

Obesity is associated with lower live birth rates in women having IVF and other ART related procedures compared to women who are not obese. A recent study published in the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology of 264 women who underwent 445 ART cycles found that waist circumference was independently associated with successful pregnancies. Women […]

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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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Obesity Causes Hormonal Imbalances That Can Cause Infertility

rocks on scale what causes infertility

It is without dispute that obesity causes hormonal imbalances┬áthat 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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Obesity Adversely Affects Reproduction

BMI and IVF Success

Every two of three women and three of four men in the United States are overweight or obese. Obese is defined as a body mass index (BMI) greater than or equal to 25 kg/m squared and a BMI greater than or equal to 30 kg/m squared, respectively. Approximately 50% of reproductive age women are obese. […]

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Maternal Obesity

maternal influence

The obesity epidemic has lasting negative effects, the potential for cardiovascular disease and diabetes, leading to increase illness and decreased lifespan. However, maternal obesity touches not just the mother but has effects on the fetus and its development. Data collected from population studies demonstrates an association between maternal obesity and the potential for neurodevelopmental issues […]

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