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Men who maintain weight loss can double their sperm count: study

Men all over the world are suffering from deteriorating semen quality — often referred to as an outright fertility crisis. Now, however, there may be good news for some of the men who are experiencing problems. In a new clinical … Continue reading

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Obesity may increase risk of some female reproductive disorders

Obesity is associated with an increased risk of developing female reproductive disorders, though the roles and mechanisms of obesity in reproductive conditions are unclear. A study publishing in PLOS Medicine by Samvida Venkatesh at University of Oxford, United Kingdom and colleagues suggests … Continue reading

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Weight loss before fertility treatment?

Health care professionals often encourage women with obesity to lose weight prior to trying to conceive or start infertility treatments. But a new nationwide study led by Penn State College of Medicine found that women with obesity and unexplained infertility … Continue reading

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High-fat diet impairs male fertility, study finds

Researchers at the University of California, Riverside, has found that male mice who were fed a high-fat diet experienced neuroinflammation, or activation of the immune system’s response in the brain. They also showed low testosterone and reduced sperm count. Female … Continue reading

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Diet drinks in pregnancy tied to child obesity

Children born to women who had gestational diabetes and drank at least one artificially sweetened beverage per day during pregnancy were more likely to be overweight or obese at age 7, compared to children born to women who had gestational … Continue reading

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Study finds obese men can impair couple’s fertility too

Couples in which both partners are obese may take from 55 to 59 percent longer to achieve pregnancy, compared to their normal weight counterparts, according to a study by researchers at the National Institutes of Health that appear in Human … Continue reading

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3 steps to preventing preterm birth

Up to one-quarter of preterm births might be prevented if women paid attention to three risk factors that are under their control, new research suggests. Those three factors are: spacing pregnancies well, beginning at a healthy weight and gaining the … Continue reading

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Folate may protect against obesity

Most women know by now that folate, an essential B vitamin, reduces the fetus’ risk for neural tube defects, malformations affecting the brain, spine and spinal cord. Now, new research, published in JAMA Pediatrics, finds another potential benefit: Proper maternal … Continue reading

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Male obesity and infertility: a growing global concern

Obesity is on the rise, and it’s a problem that affects both sexes. A recent study makes clear that dietary habits have an impact on male reproductive potential. A team led by Professor Pedro F. Oliveira at University of Porto, … Continue reading

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Control your weight for better fertility odds

How does a problematic weight—whether it’s too high or too low—affect fertility? A recent study of 1,950 women currently attempting pregnancy found that being overweight or obese in adulthood, gaining weight in adulthood and being underweight at age 18 were … Continue reading

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