women

Obese and trying to get pregnant? Fertility treatments might not work for you, suggests study

Thursday, July 07, 2011 by: Jonathan Benson, staff writer
Tags: obesity, infertility, health news

eTrust Pro Certified

Most Viewed Articles
Popular on Facebook
CDC issues flu vaccine apology: this year's vaccine doesn't work!
The five biggest lies about Ebola being pushed by government and mass media
Ultraviolet light robot kills Ebola in two minutes; why doesn't every hospital have one of these?
Tetanus vaccines found spiked with sterilization chemical to carry out race-based genocide against Africans
Biologist explains how marijuana causes tumor cells to commit suicide
Companies begin planting microchips under employees' skin
The best way to help your body protect itself against Ebola (or any virus or bacteria)
NJ cops bust teenagers shoveling snow without a permit
Russia throws down the gauntlet: energy supply to Europe cut off; petrodollar abandoned as currency war escalates
McDonald's in global profit free fall as people everywhere increasingly reject chemically-altered toxic fast food
W.H.O. contradicts CDC, admits Ebola can spread via coughing, sneezing and by touching contaminated surfaces
Top ten things you need to do NOW to protect yourself from an uncontrolled Ebola outbreak
Chemotherapy kills cancer patients faster than no treatment at all
FDA targets Dr. Bronner's Magic Soaps for sharing health benefits of coconut oil
U2's Bono partners with Monsanto to destroy African agriculture with GMOs
Why flu shots are the greatest medical fraud in history
Governments seize colloidal silver being used to treat Ebola patients, says advocate
Flu vaccine kills 13 in Italy; death toll rises

Delicious
(NaturalNews) Obese women trying to get pregnant via in vitro fertilization (IVF) may have a much harder time doing so than women of normal weight, according to a new study conducted by researchers from Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH) in Boston, Massachusetts. Published in the journal Obstetrics & Gynecology, the study suggests that obese women are up to half as likely as non-obese women to become pregnant using IVF.

Dr. Divya K. Shah and her colleagues evaluated the pregnancy statistics of more than 1,700 women who underwent IVF treatments at BWH between 2007 and 2010, all of whom used their own eggs. Among the 1,023 who were of normal weight, roughly 43 percent became pregnant after one IVF treatment, while about 34 had live births. However, among obese women with body mass indexes (BMIs) greater than 40, these rates dropped by as much as 50 percent.

"The eggs of obese women do not fertilize as well as those of normal-weight women," said Dr. Shah in her findings, noting also that obese women had lower estrogen levels than normal-weight women, and produced fewer normally fertilized embryos. "There is evidence from other studies, however, that weight loss increases the chances of becoming pregnant without infertility treatment, and decreases the risk of miscarriage and other pregnancy complications."

One such study, which was published in the December 2007 issue of the journal Human Reproduction found that obese women with BMIs over 40 are 43 percent less likely to become pregnant the normal way than both women of a healthy weight, and even women who are slightly overweight (http://humrep.oxfordjournals.org/content/23/...).

As far as obese women who are able to successfully conceive, a 2009 study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association found that such women are more likely to bear children with birth defects than women of healthier weights (http://www.naturalnews.com/025998_obesity_bi...).

Sources for this story include:

http://old.news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20110701/hl_n...

Join over four million monthly readers. Your privacy is protected. Unsubscribe at any time.
comments powered by Disqus
Take Action: Support NaturalNews.com by linking back to this article from your website

Permalink to this article:

Embed article link: (copy HTML code below):

Reprinting this article:
Non-commercial use OK, cite NaturalNews.com with clickable link.

Follow Natural News on Facebook, Twitter, Google Plus, and Pinterest

Colloidal Silver

Advertise with NaturalNews...

Support NaturalNews Sponsors:

Advertise with NaturalNews...

GET SHOW DETAILS
+ a FREE GIFT

Sign up for the FREE Natural News Email Newsletter

Receive breaking news on GMOs, vaccines, fluoride, radiation protection, natural cures, food safety alerts and interviews with the world's top experts on natural health and more.

Join over 7 million monthly readers of NaturalNews.com, the internet's No. 1 natural health news site. (Source: Alexa.com)

Your email address *

Please enter the code you see above*

No Thanks

Already have it and love it!

Natural News supports and helps fund these organizations:

* Required. Once you click submit, we will send you an email asking you to confirm your free registration. Your privacy is assured and your information is kept confidential. You may unsubscribe at anytime.