Researchers, scientists, and medical professionals have long been aware of the link between weight and fertility. In particular, with the rising incidence of overweight and obese people around the world, the topic has gotten more and more attention in the recent years.
Being overweight or obese affects a woman’s fertility because it has been linked strongly to ovulatory dysfunction. Increases in weight have been found to be directly proportional to irregularity in a woman’s menstrual cycle. That is to say that the more a woman’s weight increases, the more irregular their cycle is. With highly irregular cycles, come ovulatory dysfunctions, and in particular, anovulation, the failure to release an egg during the ovulatory time in a woman’s menstrual cycle, is a common side effect of irregular cycles.
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