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Obesity and assisted reproduction
Proceedings in Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • E. Hakan Duran, University of Iowa
Peer Reviewed
0
Publication Date
11-15-2011
Abstract
Excess body weight impacts fertility during both natural and assisted reproduction (ART) cycles. In men, the immediate effect is hypoandrogenism through decreased testosterone levels and an increase in peripheral aromatization of androgens to estrogen, although this does not seem to cause significant change in conventional semen parameters. In women, the impact seems to be through various pathways, by both animal and human studies.
Keywords
  • obesity,
  • assisted reproduction,
  • ART
Total Pages
2
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Copyright © E. Hakan Duran, 2011.
Creative Commons License
Creative Commons Attribution 3.0
Citation Information
E. Hakan Duran. "Obesity and assisted reproduction" (2011) p. 1 - 2 ISSN: 2154-4751
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/e_duran/1/