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Reaching Pregnancy May Take Longer For Obese Couples Than Non-Obese Partners

Obesity and Pregnancy: Couples in which both are overweight may take about 55% to 59% longer to reach pregnancy, as compared with non-obese partners, as claimed by a review of analysts at the National Institutes of Health.

“A considerable measure of studies on richness and body structure have concentrated on the female partner, yet our discoveries emphasized the significance of including both partners,” said Rajeshwari Sundaram, Ph.D., a senior specialist in the Division of Intramural Population Health Research at NIH’s Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development. “Our outcomes likewise demonstrate that fertility specialists might need to consider couples’ body compositions when guiding patients.”

Researchers also calculated body mass index (BMI) for each participant, categorizing couples with obesity into two subgroups: obese class I (with a BMI from 30 to 34.9) and the most obese group, obese class II (a BMI of 35 or greater).

The researchers compared the average time to achieve a pregnancy among couples in the non- obese group (84 men and 228 women) to that of the couples in the obese class II group (75 men and 69 women).

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Body Composition and It’s Role in Weight Loss

Learn more than just your BMI with the BodyComp 5000

Learn more than just your BMI with the BodyComp 5000

Like most reputable weight loss clinics, we at MedShape Weight Loss want to focus on more than just the numbers on the scale. To achieve true, sustainable weight loss it’s important to understand your entire body composition. Most people see weight loss as just simply losing weight, and while this is always the overriding goal, understanding WHERE you need to lose fat and HOW you’re losing your weight provides us roadmap so we can better customize a program to your individual needs.

Weight scales determine only the total body mass. It does not tell you whether that mass is fat, lean mass or water. Body composition is more important than your weight in determining fitness and overall health.

At MedShape Weight Loss Clinics we use a state of the art Body Composition machine called the BodyComp 5000. This non-intrusive device is exclusive to MedShape Weight Loss Clinics and provides us the necessary insight to personalize a weight loss treatment plan based on the current composition of your body. No, when it comes to losing weight, one size does not fit all. Everyone is different and this revolutionary device helps our medical team assist us in achieving the results you want.

With this assistance of this device, our team can track:

  • Pounds of body fat
  • Pounds in lean mass
  • Water retention
  • Resting metabolic rate
  • Where you are losing weight
  • Your ideal percentage of body fat and lean mass
  • Visceral fat

This will help MedShape determine how much protein is needed to keep your lean mass and based on your metabolic rate, what the proper caloric intake is for you to lose the body fat and not hurt your lean mass. Our overall goal is to be leaner, smaller and healthier with a better body composition.

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