“Women who are seriously obese almost halve their chances of having a baby,” the Daily Express warned on December 12 2007. The BBC also covered the story and said a study has found that being overweight can reduce a woman’s chances of getting pregnant, and that women with a body mass index (BMI) of more than 35 are 26% to 49% less likely to get pregnant than women who have a BMI of 21 to 29.
These stories are based on a study of more than 3,000 couples who had trouble conceiving, which looked at whether the woman’s BMI affected her chances of getting pregnant naturally over the coming year.
TODAY'S BOOK SUGGESTION:
The PCOS Diet Plan: A Natural Approach to Health for Women with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome
-- Polycystic Ovary Syndrome is the most common hormonal disorder among women of reproductive age, and if left unchecked, is linked to serious health issues like infertility, type 2 diabetes, heart disease, and endometrial cancer. In this groundbreaking book, registered dietitian Hillary Wright explains this increasingly diagnosed disorder and introduces the holistic symptom-management program she developed by working with hundreds of patients.
With Wright’s proven diet and lifestyle-based program, you can influence your reproductive hormones and take charge of your health. Featuring a carbohydrate distribution approach at its core, The PCOS Diet Plan also zeroes in on exactly what exercise, supplements, and self-care choices you can make to feel better every day.
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