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Infertility research in obese women breakthrough

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New evidence on the reasons behind the well-known risk of infertility among obese women has been discovered by scientists.

The study found that the risk is accounted for by chronically high insulin levels causing the pituitary gland to trigger hormonal changes that disrupt ovarian functioning and impair fertility.

The American research, which was conducted in mice, goes against the widely held belief that infertility is a result of insulin resistance. The study was carried out by the Johns Hopkins Children’s Center in Baltimore.

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