by Colleen Fleiss on  January 7, 2021 at 11:15 PM Menīs Health News
Sons Born to Overweight Mothers' More Likely to be Infertile
Sons born to mothers who are overweight were more likely to be diagnosed with infertility, stated a recent study published in Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica.

There was no association between maternal weight and infertility observed in daughters.

In the Danish study of 9,232 adult sons and daughters, 9.4% of participants were infertile.

Study Results

The authors found that:
  • Sons whose mothers had a body mass index over 25 kg/m2 before pregnancy had 1.4-times higher odds of infertility.
  • 12.5% of couples are affected by infertility.
  • One-third of couples' infertility cases are caused by male reproductive issues, one-third by female reproductive problems, and one-third is either a combination or due to unknown factors.
"Infertility is a global public health issue, and it is important that research focus on addressing risk factors," said lead author Linn Arendt, MD, PhD, a postdoc at Aarhus University and Aarhus University Hospital.

The study findings add to evidence that weight during pregnancy may also affect male future reproductive health.

Source: Medindia

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