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New Study To Help Obese Individuals Conceive

1/9/2013 2:57:00 PM by Sher Fertility Clinics

Fertility experts believe that obese individuals have greater chances of experiencing infertility. In women, excessive weight gain is linked to ovulation problems. Specialists believe that disruptions in the hormone leptin, which is responsible for regulating the person’s appetite and energy expenditure, can also prevent successful fertilization. It is also known that obesity has negative effect on embryo development or oocyte quality and periconception period of a woman. The more obese you are the more it is likely to affect healthyblastocyst formation (for possible method of blastocyst transfer).

Based on the recent report of the Daily Herald, a new study scheduled to take place in Utah County in the succeeding months. The study is hoping to discuss the problem using a three-pronged approach - weight loss, psychological management and fertility treatments. Dr. Andrew Moore, a reproductive and infertility specialist at the Parkway Health Center in Orem will lead the study. According to Dr. Andrew Moore, "Being overweight or obese not only impacts male and female infertility but also increases pregnancy complications. Obesity in the mother increases miscarriages, pre-term labor, stillbirths, low birth weight babies as well as large babies, and neonatal outcomes are adversely affected." Moreover, babies born to obese mothers are likely to stay in the neonatal ICU because of the many risks involve.

The report also mentioned that the study will last up to six months. The participants who will join the program will need to lose the desired amount of weight and then participate in the transition program, which will help them manage their weight for good.


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