If losing weight does not improve a woman’s fertility, her sexual function does

If losing weight does not improve a woman’s fertility, her sexual function does, say Penn State College of Medicine researchers, who reported their findings in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism. Richard Legro, M.D. elaborated that obese women have problems ovulating, which affects fertility.

“Obesity, especially centered in the abdomen, among infertile women seeking pregnancy is also associated with poor response to ovulation induction and with decreased pregnancy rates.”

Doctors often claim obese women who want to get pregnant to lose weight. Dr. Legro and team set out to determine what impact gastric bypass surgery might have on women’s reproductive function.

While, as a large amount of weight is lost after bariatric surgery in a short period, the team thought this would be a good way to examine the effects of weight loss on reproductive function in women.

Every patient can be observed while they are obese and after undergoing surgery to identify any changes.[Medicalnewstoday]

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