By Gabrielle Kassel, Oct 17, 2022
Obesity Increases Your Risk. People of reproductive age with a higher body mass index (BMI) are at greater risk for a number of ovulatory problems and reproductive issues, including fibroids, notes Kecia Gaither, M.D., a director of perinatal services at NYC Health & Hospitals who is double board-certified in OB/GYN and maternal fetal medicine. A 2021 review in the Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health found that people who have obesity are more likely to have fibroids compared to people with a BMI categorized in the normal range. Researchers hypothesize that this is a result of the higher levels of estrogen, as adipose tissue and estrogen have been shown to be positively correlated.
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