Obesity Can Hurt Male Fertility

A new study by researchers in India is showing that obesity can hurt male fertility.  Researchers at a fertility center in India analyzed sperm samples from over 1200 men and found that men who were obese (body mass index greater than 30) had lower semen volumes, lower sperm counts, lower sperm motility, and a higher percentage of abnormally shaped sperm.  …

Couples Who Are Both Obese May Have Harder Time Conceiving

Lifestyle issues matter, at least when trying to conceive.

Couples who are both obese may have a harder time conceiving a child than couples who are both at a healthy weight, a team at the National Institutes of Health found. And obese couples struggle more with fertility than couples where only one person is obese.

Women who are too fat …

Obesity and Fertility

Lifestyle issues such as smoking, weight issues on both ends of the spectrum, excessive alcohol consumption and excessive exercise can have an impact on menstrual function and fertility.

Now a study from the University of Utah have achieved an important success in treating obese infertile couples.

Obesity in both men and women can have an adverse effect on fertility. Both …

Weight loss and exercise may help women with polycystic ovaries-PCOS

Here’s breaking news: weight loss and exercise may help obese women with polycystic ovarian syndrome-PCOS.

As reported on Medical Daily, women with polycystic ovary syndrome, a common condition in women known to cause infertility, could benefit from weight loss and exercise. In a new study conducted by the Endocrine Society, researchers have found the combination of healthy habits could …

How does weight loss help fertility?

According to Bionews from the U.K. twenty percent of women of childbearing age are thought to be obese. It is well-established that, in women, obesity is associated with reduced rates of ovulation, increased miscarriage rates and poor response to ovarian stimulation during assisted conception. Male fertility also appears to be similarly adversely affected with evidence of a reduced ejaculate volume, …

Unraveling the mystery of PCOS, diabetes, obesity and infertility

A January 28th article in the Wall Street Journal looks at the latest research into the links between polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS), diabetes, obesity and infertility. PCOS, the most common cause of irregular menstrual cycles, largely still remains a mystery. Researchers are trying to better understand the disorder, which is generally defined by an excess production of the hormone testosterone, …

ASRM ABSTRACTS: More on weight and IVF success

This is one of a series of news items from abstracts of studies presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine as complied by Dr. David Meldrum, Scientific Director of Reproductive Partners. We appreciate the enormous amount of work it takes to compile and comment on these abstracts.


Being overweight, especially when one is obese, …

ASRM ABSTRACTS: Weight may be a factor in IVF success in fresh transfers

This is one of a series of news items from abstracts of studies presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine as complied by Dr. David Meldrum, Scientific Director of Reproductive Partners. We appreciate the enormous amount of work it takes to compile and comment on these abstracts.


Being overweight, especially when one is obese, …

ASRM ABSTRACTS: Male obesity adversly affacts fertility

This is one of a series of news items from abstracts of studies presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine as complied by Dr. David Meldrum, Scientific Director of Reproductive Partners. We appreciate the enormous amount of work it takes to compile and comment on these abstracts.


In a study of men requiring surgical …

Study provides insight into why severely obese women have more difficulty getting pregnant with IVF

One third of American women of childbearing age are battling obesity, a condition that affects their health and their chances of getting pregnant. Obese women often have poor reproductive outcomes, but the reasons why have not been clearly identified. Now, a novel study gains further insight into the underlying mechanisms. The study was published online on September 11 in the …