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Lean women at greater risk of endometriosis
Lean women at greater risk of endometriosis

(May 14, 2013 - Insidermedicine)

From Iowa - Lean women are at greater risk of endometriosis than morbidly obese women, according to a report published in Human Reproduction. Researchers reviewed 20 years of data on over 115,000 women who had been followed since the age of 18. Results showed that those who were morbidly obese at the age of 18 had a 41% reduced risk of developing endometriosis than women who had low normal BMI. Endometriosis rates were 62% lower among infertile women who were currently morbidly obese when compared to infertile women with a low normal BMI. The authors stress that these results do not mean the obese women are in some way healthier than the lean women, but rather, that factors related to infertility--much more common among obese women--are likely linked to the reduced ris

 
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