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Sons Born to Overweight Mothers' More Likely to be Infertile

by Colleen Fleiss on January 7, 2021 at 11:15 PM
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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.

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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.

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