An android body fat distribution in females impairs the pregnancy rate of in-vitro fertilization-embryo transfer.

@article{Wass1997AnAB,
  title={An android body fat distribution in females impairs the pregnancy rate of in-vitro fertilization-embryo transfer.},
  author={Peter Wass and Urban Waldenstr{\"o}m and Stephan R{\"o}ssner and Dan Hellberg},
  journal={Human reproduction},
  year={1997},
  volume={12 9},
  pages={2057-60}
}
To assess if the waist:hip ratio (WHR) is associated with the pregnancy rate (PR) in in-vitro fertilization (IVF) and embryo transfer, waist and hip girths, in addition to height, weight, body mass index (BMI), indications for IVF, PR and other related variables, were measured in 220 women undergoing IVF-embryo transfer. Three variables were significantly negatively associated with PR; high age, smoking and WHR >0.80. Women with WHR between 0.70-0.79 had a PR of 29.9% as compared to 15.9% in… CONTINUE READING
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