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Research Journal of Pharmacy and Technology
Year : 2018, Volume : 11, Issue : 7
First page : ( 3183) Last page : ( 3185)
Print ISSN : 0974-3618. Online ISSN : 0974-360X.
Article DOI : 10.5958/0974-360X.2018.00585.1

Obesity in relation to Infertility

Baheerati M M1, Mrs Devi R Gayatri2,*

1Undergraduate Student, Saveetha Dental College, Saveetha University, Chennai, India

2Assistant Professor, Department of Physiology, Saveetha Dental College, Saveetha University, Chennai, India. 162, Poonamallee High Road, Chennai, 600077, Tamil Nadu, India

*Corresponding Author E-mail: gayatri.physio88@gmail.com

Online published on 31 October, 2018.


Obesity, which is an important health issue, is a common problem among women of reproductive age. Obesity and overweight involves an abnormal and excessive fat accumulation that negatively affects the health of the body. It is associated with multiple adverse reproductive outcomes, but the mechanisms involved are largely unknown. As obesity epidemic continues to spread, more and more people are being affected both in the short term and in the long term by the consequences. While obesity is associated with reproductive dysfunction in both men and women throughout their lifespan, the impact on female reproductive health has been studied more, given the consequences of obesity on both mother and child. The aim of the study is to show the relation of obesity to infertility. This review deals with mechanism, obesity relation to male and female infertility, risk factors and treatment of obesity.



Obesity, infertility, overweight, Body mass index.


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