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Obesity and reproductive health

Alison J Nankervis, Jennifer J Conn and Rachael L Knight
Med J Aust 2006; 184 (2): 51.
Published online: 16 January 2006

Further complications of the “obesity epidemic”

The potential health burden to our community of escalating overweight and obesity is well documented and publicised. Attention has focused on the association with chronic diseases such as hypertension, diabetes, cardiovascular disease and all-cause mortality. The effects of obesity on reproductive function and outcomes have received less attention.

  • Alison J Nankervis1
  • Jennifer J Conn2
  • Rachael L Knight3

  • 1 Department of Diabetes and Endocrinology, Royal Melbourne Hospital, Melbourne, VIC.
  • 2 Reproductive Services, Royal Women's Hospital, Melbourne, VIC.

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