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Document Summary
Title Body size and fertility
Description The effects of body weight, under- and over-nutrition on fertility and reproduction
Creation Date 20 October 2006
Doc type Article
Document Abstract:
Both low and high body weight are known to effect fertility and the outcome of pregnancy. Eating disorders in this country are now widespread leading to an increasing problem of reproductive failure. This review will comment on the nutritional and hormonal factors that are operative across the wide range of weight disorders. The interaction of undernutition and weight loss in humans is hard to quantify owing to the nature of the studies required to establish scientific validity.
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