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Obesity Bad for Female Fertility

Posted 01-30-2008 at 12:24 PM by IVF Doctor
As women gain in weight, their chances of spontaneous conception decline. A recent study out of The Netherlands, so far only electronically posted (van der Steeg JE et al. Hum Reprod. doi:10.1093/humrep/dem371), suggests that, as women's body mass index (BMI) (in studies used as standard measure of obesity) increases, they lose approximately 4% of conception rate for every unit of BMI increase.
This is, of course, not the first study, linking obesity with infertility, but it probably is the...
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