New Research From Leeds Fertility

New research from Leeds Fertility suggests that Body Mass Index may play a greater impact in influencing outcomes for women of South Asian ethnicity than previously recognised. The authors performed a subgroup analysis for each one point of BMI subgroups between Caucasian and South Asian women undergoing their first cycle of IVF. While the outcomes for women of both these ethnicities were similar when their BMI was <25 kg/m2, women of South Asian ethnicity tended to have lower success rates when their BMI was >25 kg/m2. The authors hope that this research helps with counselling and designing interventions to improve outcomes for women of South Asian ethnicity having IVF.

Reference: Mariano Mascarenhas, Mugdha Kulkarni & Adam Balen (2019) Can the ethnic differences in IVF cycle outcome be influenced by the impact of BMI?, Human Fertility, DOI: 10.1080/14647273.2018.1563915

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Dr Mariano Mascarenhas                                        Professor Adam Balen