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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."

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