BMI or Body Mass Index is a measure of body fat based on height and weight and is applied to adult men and women. High BMI indicates obesity while a low BMI indicates skinniness. Both extremes, very thin and obese, can affect fertility in a man or woman.
Maintaining an ideal weight is very important for our overall health and it has a direct effect on fertility as well as the outcomes of infertility treatments and fertility.
Impact of low BMI on fertility
Low BMI indicates many fertility problems. Studies have shown that about 12% of infertility cases are related to being underweight or low BMI.
Impact of high BMI on fertility
High BMI results in obesity. Obesity is a major problem that affects both male and female population.
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