Association of obesity and anovulatory infertility

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OBJECTIVE: To verify the association of obesity and infertility related to anovulatory issues. METHODS: This case-control study was carried out with 52 women, aged 20 to 38 years, divided into two groups (infertile - cases - and fertile - control), seen at outpatient clinics, in the period from April to December, 2017. RESULTS: We found significant evidence that obesity negatively affects women's fertility (p=0.017). The group of infertile women was 7.5-fold more likely to be obese than fertile women. CONCLUSION: Strategies that encourage weight control are indicated for women with chronic anovulation, due to hight metabolic activity of adipose tissue.

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Fichman, V., Costa, R. de S. S. da, Miglioli, T. C., & Marinheiro, L. P. F. (2020). Association of obesity and anovulatory infertility. Einstein (Sao Paulo, Brazil), 18, eAO5150. https://doi.org/10.31744/einstein_journal/2020AO5150

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