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Body weight and infertility

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Obesity

  • women who have a body mass index (BMI) of 30 or over should be informed that they are likely to take longer to conceive

  • women who have a BMI of 30 or over and who are not ovulating should be informed that losing weight is likely to increase their chance of conception

  • women should be informed that participating in a group programme involving exercise and dietary advice leads to more pregnancies than weight loss advice alone

  • men who have a BMI of 30 or over should be informed that they are likely to have reduced fertility

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