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26 October 2010

Weight and BMI affect fertility

Two studies have both shown that a woman's weight and Body Mass Index (BMI) can have a direct influence on her fertility.

A woman's weight influences her fertility, two new studies suggest.

First study

Eggs from women with high and low BMIs were more likely than eggs from normal-weight women to produce immature oocytes during an assisted reproductive technology (ART) cycle, leading to a lower likelihood of successful embryo transfer and a lower live birth rate.

 
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