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A group program for obese, infertile women: weight loss and improved psychological health



A group program for obese, infertile women: weight loss and improved psychological health



Journal of Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynaecology 17(2): 125-128



We report on a group program for obese infertile women. Sixty-four women completed the 24-week program, which included exercise, information about healthy eating and group discussion sessions. Their mean initial weight was 101.9 +/- 18.14 kg. The mean weight loss on completion of the program was 5.2 +/- 5.11 kg (p < 0.0001). There was significant improvement on ratings of self-esteem and depression. Changes to life-style and health which are known to improve fertility may be a useful precursor to invasive, high technology infertility treatment procedures.

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PMID: 8819023

DOI: 10.3109/01674829609025672


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