Effects of Obesity on Fertility Mount Kisco NY

Women who become obese -- a step above overweight -- by the age of 18 are more likely to become infertile and develop polycystic ovarian syndrome than others, new research suggests. These obese young women also less likely to become pregnant than women who become obese when they're older, according to the results of a study of 1,538 patients who were undergoing bariatric surgery at clinics in the United States.

Local Companies

John Ilagan
(201) 767-6607
163 Paris Ave
Northvale, NJ
Hussein Aminsalem
(914) 693-8820
20 Beacon Hill Dr
Dobbs Ferry, NY
Jodi J Sutton
(914) 241-1050
90 S Bedford Rd
Mount Kisco, NY
Alan Adler
(914) 722-6200
495 Central Park Ave # 305B
Scarsdale, NY
Marie Sabatini
(845) 634-8400
510 Route 304
New City, NY
Leila Jo Garrett
(203) 869-8353
1 Perryridge Rd
Greenwich, CT
Janusz Rudnicki
(845) 279-6888
660 Stoneleigh Ave # 1
Carmel, NY
Andrzej Josef Lysikiewicz
(914) 493-7212
19 Bradhurst Avenue
Hawthorne, NY
Adelaide Nardone
(914) 666-5725
666 Lexington Avenue
Mount Kisco, NY
Angela Gonzalez
(914) 422-2574
311 North Street Room 304A
White Plains, NY
Data Provided by:
  

Provided By:

FRIDAY, Oct. 16 (HealthDay News) -- Women who become obese -- a step above overweight -- by the age of 18 are more likely to become infertile and develop polycystic ovarian syndrome than others, new research suggests.

These obese young women also less likely to become pregnant than women who become obese when they're older, according to the results of a study of 1,538 patients who were undergoing bariatric surgery at clinics in the United States. The women completed surveys about their medical and sexual histories.

Overall, however, the women in the study, who ranged in age from 18 to 78 years, were as likely to have been pregnant and to have given birth to at least one live child as women in the general population. Seventy-nine percent of those who took part in the study had been pregnant at least once, and 74 percent had at least one live birth, the researchers found.

About half of the study participants aged 18 to 44 who could become pregnant said they wouldn't try to have more children after bariatric surgery. The women in this group hadn't reached menopause and weren't sterilized, didn't have partners who were sterilized, and didn't have some other obstacle in the way of pregnancy.

However, 30 percent of the women who could still become pregnant stated that pregnancy was very important to them, and one-third of this group planned to get pregnant within two years of undergoing bariatric surgery, the study authors noted.

"As the incidence of obesity increases in the United States, women's health care practitioners are likely to care for a substantial number of patients who will undergo bariatric surgery. Studies like this one are extremely useful to help us determine how to advise these patients and best meet their needs," said Dr. William Gibbons, president-elect of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine, in a news release from the society.

The study findings appeared in the Oct. 7 online edition of the journal Fertility and Sterility.

More information

Learn more about bariatric surgery from the U.S. National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases.

SOURCE: American Society for Reproductive Medicine, news release, Oct. 8, 2009

Copyright © 2009 ScoutNews, LLC. All rights reserved.

Read Article at HealthDay.com

Related Articles
- How an Infertility Doctor Can Help Mount Kisco NY
You've probably never imagined that you would have a problem conceiving a child, you wanted to have children, but just thought that you would wait a few years. Now is the time, but now you've discovered that it's not as easy as you thought it would be. If you and your mate are experience problems with infertility, then you should know that there are infertility doctors in your area who can help.
- Effects of Obesity on Asthma Mount Kisco NY
- Weight Loss Pills Mount Kisco NY
- Fertility in Ovarian Cancer Patients Mount Kisco NY
- Cost of IUI Mount Kisco NY
- Excellent Candidates for the Surrogacy Process Mount Kisco NY
- When to See a Fertility Specialist Mount Kisco NY
- Obesity Treatment Mount Kisco NY
- Menstruation - The First Sign of Fertility Mount Kisco NY
- Treatments for Losing Weight Mount Kisco NY