Impact of body mass index versus physical activity and calorie intake on assisted reproduction outcomes

Kazemi, A.
June 2014
Iranian Journal of Reproductive Medicine;Jun2014 Supplement, Vol. 12, p10
Academic Journal
Introduction: To measure the effect of body mass index (BMI) versus calorie intake and physical activity (PA) on the outcome of assisted reproductive treatment. Materials and Methods: A prospective study was performed on 236 infertile women who underwent in vitro fertilization. BMI, level of PA and calorie intake were assessed at study entry and associations between these variables and assisted reproduction outcomes were analyzed. Participants were divided into four groups based on BMI and PA: normal BMI/inactive, overweigh/inactive, overweight/ active and normal BMI/ active. Results: BMI, adjusted for age and PA, calorie intake and etiology of infertility was not associated with the number of oocytes retrieved, fertilization rate, cleavage rate, number of embryos, number of high-quality embryos and pregnancy rate, for women aged <36 years, the number of oocytes and the number of embryos decreased with increasing BMI, independent of calorie intake and PA. The number of oocytes was significantly higher in women of normal weight compared with overweight women, regardless of the level of PA. Conclusion: Age has strong negative effect on assisted reproduction treatment parameters. Increased BMI, independent of calorie intake and PA, has an adverse effect on the number of oocytes in women aged <36 years; but does not affect the number of high-quality embryos or success of treatment cycle.


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