The proportion of Australians who are overweight or obese is at an all-time high. We know excess weight is linked to many adverse health consequences. There is now growing understanding that it also affects fertility.
Being overweight affects female fertility
A fine hormonal balance regulates the menstrual cycle. Overweight and obese women have higher levels of a hormone called leptin, which is produced in fatty tissue. This disrupts the hormone balance and can lead to reduced fertility.
The quantity and distribution of body fat also will affect the menstrual cycle. The more weight in particular; more abdominal fat, … + Read More