Association of childhood obesity with female infertility in adulthood: a 25-year follow-up study.
Ye He, Jing Tian, Wendy H Oddy, Terence Dwyer, Alison J Venn
Fertil Steril | Published : 2018
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate whether childhood obesity is associated with infertility in women's reproductive-aged life. DESIGN: Prospective longitudinal study. SETTING: Not applicable. INTERVENTION(S): None. PATIENT(S): A total of 1,544 girls, aged 7-15 years in 1985, and who completed questionnaires at follow-up in 2004-2006 and/or 2009-2011. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURE(S): Infertility was defined as having difficulty conceiving (had tried for ≥12 months to become pregnant without succeeding) or having seen a doctor because of trouble becoming pregnant. RESULT(S): At ages from 7-11 years, girls at both the lower and upper end of the body mass index (BMI) z score had increased risk of infertility. Compa..View full abstract