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

RAS ID

31084

Comments

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. 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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Research Themes

Health

Priority Areas

Exercise, nutrition, lifestyle and other interventions for optimal health across the lifespan

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