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Overweight women more likely to fall pregnant while on the Pill

Researchers have found that overweight or obese women more likely to fall pregnant while on the contraceptive pill. Those with a BMI over 27.3 face a 60% greater likelihood of falling pregnant and those with a BMI of 32.2 or more face a 70% greater likelihood. One reason for this is believed to be due to overweight people having a higher basal metabolic rate which reduces the time that the medication is effective for. Or, overweight people may have more liver enzymes which remove the medication from the body faster.

Source: summary of medical news story as reported by News From Russia

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About: Overweight women more likely to fall pregnant while on the Pill

Date: 29 December 2004

Source: News From Russia


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