Adipositas und Kinderwunsch

Translated title of the contribution: Obesity and subfertility

L. Blumhoff*, K. Diedrich, A. Schultze-Mosgau, G. Griesinger

*Corresponding author for this work


Obesity is a frequent health disorder in industrialized countries. In this review article the neuroendocrine regulation of food intake, the association of obesity with general inflammation and the occurrence of endocrine and reproductive disorders in women are discussed. It is well established that overweight women have a higher risk of ovulatory disorders and infertility. Furthermore, data from treatment with assisted reproductive techniques (ART) have shown that the likelihood of treatment success is drastically reduced in obese patients. Weight reduction can normalize menstrual cycles and increase the chance of spontaneous or assisted conception. Gradual and sustained weight loss is preferable as crash dieting can negatively impact reproductive function. Overweight patients need an integrated management including advice for physical activity and nutritional advice.

Translated title of the contributionObesity and subfertility
Original languageGerman
Issue number11
Pages (from-to)898-904
Number of pages7
Publication statusPublished - 01.11.2011


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