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Weight problems can lead to fertility problems

Two studies have unanimously agreed that male and female fertility is affected by weight. Under- or overweight males are less likely to produce good quality sperm. Overweight women are more likely to have fertility problems than women of normal weight. Overweight women had about a 20% chance of conceiving using IVF compared to normal weight women who had a 25% chance. The study could not link underweight women to fertility problems however.

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About: Weight problems can lead to fertility problems

Date: 25 October 2004

Source: Medical News Today

URL: http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/medicalnews.php?newsid=15468

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