publication . Article . 2016

Female Obesity and Clinical Outcomes of Assisted Reproductive Technologies (ART): an Updated Systematic Review and Meta-analysis

Heidar Heidari Khoei;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Nov 2016 Journal: International Journal of Medical Research and Health Sciences, volume 5, issue 11, pages 157-170 (issn: 2319-5886, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Sumathi Publications
Abstract
Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART) has been developed to be used for reproductive-age women with primary and secondary infertilities. Obesity is a worldwide epidemic for both women and men and a major global health concern. The direct effect of Body Mass Index (BMI) increase on the outcomes of ART is still unclear. This study aimed to carry out a systematic review of the available scientific evidence to assess the effects of obesity on the clinical outcome of ART treatment. Numerous studies have shown failure in ART due to increased BMIs in infertile women; however, the impact of increased BMI on clinical effectiveness of ART still remains inconclusive. Usin...
Subjects
free text keywords: Obesity, Assisted Reproductive Technology, systematic review, clinical pregnancy rate, live-birth rate, miscarriage rate., lcsh:Medicine, lcsh:R, lcsh:Medicine (General), lcsh:R5-920
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