International Healthcare News: Obesity 'could lead to infertility' -
Quick Quote
  • (inc. country & area code)
  • Please note this service is only available during London office hours. If your call is urgent we will endeavour to get back to you at the earliest possible opportunity.
  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

Call us today: +44 (0) 20 3551 6634

International Healthcare News: Obesity 'could lead to infertility'

People might want to look into international health insurance to help with infertility problems, which can be rather costly.

According to recent research published in Endocrinology, the offspring of obese women are more likely to struggle with infertility.

The study looked at a group of mice and discovered that the hormone ghrelin is low in obese mice.

The offspring of these mothers were found to be less fertile due to a defect in implantation.

Hugh Taylor of the Yale University School of Medicine in New Haven, lead author of the study, commented: "While our study involved mice, we believe our findings have significant implications for women.

"Our results suggest that low ghrelin levels could program the development of the uterus in the female children of obese women. These women may then be less fertile as adults."

Expatriate Healthcare specialise in providing international health insurance. Make sure you're protected.

© Expatriate Healthcare ADNFCR-1788-ID-800473819-ADNFCR

Latest Expat News
South AmericaNorth AmericaAfricaAustralia & New ZealandAsiaEurope