Obesity and assisted conceptionion

Mythili Ramalingam

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The World Health Organization defines obesity as abnormal or excessive fat accumulation that impairs health. Obesity is most commonly defined using body mass index (BMI). The percentage of obese women (BMI ≥30) in the United Kingdom has increased from 16.4% in 1993 to 23.8% in 2004. In the reproductive age group, a third of the women are overweight (BMI 25–30) and one in five are obese.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHandbook of Obesity in Obstetrics and Gynecology
EditorsTahir Mahmood, Chu Chin Lim
Place of PublicationLondon
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)9780323899048
ISBN (Print)9780323899123
Publication statusPublished - 20 Jan 2023


  • anti-Müllerian hormone
  • assisted reproduction techniques
  • body mass index
  • embryo
  • Obesity
  • World Health Organization

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Medicine


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