Document Type

Journal Article

Publication Title

BMC Research Notes

ISSN

1756-0500

Volume

12

Issue

1

First Page

545

Last Page

545

PubMed ID

31455408

Publisher

BioMed Central

School

School of Medical and Health Sciences

Comments

Originally published as: Owiredu, W. K., Ofori, P. N., Turpin, C. A., Obirikorang, C., Acheampong, E., Anto, E. O., ... Adu, E. A. (2019). Weight management merits attention in women with infertility: a cross-sectional study on the association of anthropometric indices with hormonal imbalance in a Ghanaian population. BMC Research Notes, 12, Article 545. Original publication available here

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: This study determined the association of anthropometric indices with hormonal imbalance among infertile women in a Ghanaian population.

RESULTS: Follicle stimulating hormone (FSH) levels (18.47 vs. 8.67, p-value = 0.002), and luteinizing hormone (LH) (12.43 vs. 8.01, p-value = 0.044) were higher in women with primary infertility compared with women presenting with secondary infertility. Waist circumference (WC) and waist-to-height ratio (WHtR) showed significant negative partial correlation with prolactin in both primary and secondary infertile women. Also a significant negative partial correlation was observed between BMI and prolactin in secondary infertile women only. Waist-to-hip ratio (WHR) showed a positive association with LH in both primary and secondary infertility. WHR also showed significant positive correlation to LH/FSH ratio in secondary infertility whereas body adiposity index (BAI) showed a negative correlation to LH/FSH ratio. In a correlation analysis of anthropometric measures with hormonal profile and causes of infertility as a fixed factor, the association between anthropometric indices and fertility hormones was largely dependent on the underlying causes of infertility.

DOI

10.1186/s13104-019-4593-5

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