Obesity and reproductive dysfunction in women

Lisa J. Moran, Jodie Dodd, Victoria Nisenblat, Robert J Norman

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Overweight and obesity are significant and increasing health problems associated with increased risks of morbidity, quality of life, and metabolic and reproductive health consequences. In women, being overweight or obese is associated with impaired fertility and decreased chance of conception both in natural and assisted reproductive technology births. During pregnancy, overweight and obesity are associated with increased risk of adverse maternal and infant health outcomes. Attention to weight loss before conception may improve fertility and maternal and infant health outcomes during pregnancy.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)895-906
Number of pages12
JournalEndocrinology and Metabolism Clinics of North America
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2011


  • Fertility
  • Obesity
  • Polycystic ovary syndrome
  • Pregnancy

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