BMI and Reproductive Function

Proof–of–principle experiments in mice and lower primates demonstrate a clear association between leptin, energy balance and reproductive health. Obese individuals often demonstrate aberration in leptin signaling. Either they have higher sustained levels of leptin (it is produced in peripheral fat cells) and or demonstrate leptin resistance (similar to having a key that does not quite […]

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Surgical Scoring System for Submucosal Fibroids

Fibroids, also known as leiomyoma, are benign smooth muscle tumors within the uterus.  These fibroids can be positioned on the outside of the uterus (subserosal), within the uterine muscle (intramural) or within the endometrial cavity (submucosal).  Previous blogs have discussed the impact of fibroids on reproductive function.  In those patients with submucosal fibroids, how does […]

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Cell Phones and Infertility

cell phones and infertility

Cell phones are an everyday part of life. The advances in technology enabling not only voice communication but most recently high resolution pictures and internet access have been accompanied by increased intensity and frequency of electromagnetic waves being emitted. Our bodies receive these waves and convert them into both electric and magnetic fields. Are cell phones and […]

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