Effects of Overweight and Underweight on Assisted Reproduction Treatment

November 2004
Fertility Weekly;11/22/2004, p4
Academic Journal
The article cites a study, which discusses the effect of overweight and underweight on assisted reproduction treatment. It informs that according to the researchers in Norway, overweight women, but not those who are underweight, have lower chances of live birth after in vitro fertilization (IVF) and intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI). While some studies haves reported that obese women are at increased risk of miscarriage after IVF or ICSI. The article also shows that obesity is associated with a lower live birth rate after IVF and ICSI treatment, mainly because of an increased risk of early pregnancy loss in obese woman.


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