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Slim Women Have a Greater Risk of Developing Endometriosis Than Obese Women, University of Iowa Hospital and Clinics Study


5/15/2013 7:23:44 AM

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Women with a lean body shape have a greater risk of developing endometriosis than women who are morbidly obese, according to the largest prospective study to investigate the link. The study, which is published online today (Wednesday) in Europe's leading reproductive medicine journal Human Reproduction [1], found that the risk of endometriosis was 39% lower in morbidly obese women -- those with a body mass index (BMI) greater than 40 kg/m2 -- compared with women with a current BMI in the low normal range (18.5-22.4 kg/m2).

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