Sunday, August 28, 2011

Being overweight is also about fatty ovaries

There is a new study out that says that being overweight isn't just bad for your health, and doesn't just make it harder to get pregnant. It also has a negative effect on embryo development.

Professor Jo Leroy from University of Antwerp says that, “We know from our previous research that high levels of fatty acids can affect the development of eggs in the ovary, but now we have shown a negative impact on the surviving embryo."

The extra fat is a double whammy if you are trying to get pregnant. It reduces the odds of egg fertilization in the first place, and even if an egg is fertilized the pregnancy may not go full term due to irregularities in embryo development again due to the extra fat.

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