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News number: 8709011128

18:31 | 2008-11-21

Science

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Bariatric Surgery Helps Obese Women

TEHRAN (FNA)- Findings of a new study revealed that obese women who get pregnant after weight-loss surgeries are at a lowered risk of developing complications.



According to the study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, losing weight through bariatric surgery also increases the chance of obese women getting pregnant by normalizing their menstrual cycles and hormone levels.

Findings revealed that weight-loss surgery reduces the risk of pregnancy-related maternal complications including gestational diabetes, preeclampsia and high blood pressure. Maternal weight gain was also reduced in such women.

The study also showed that there is a lower risk of giving birth to premature, low birth weight or exceedingly large babies following such operations.

Scientists recommend women to wait a year after the surgery before getting pregnant to let their bodies adjust with their new conditions.

Previous studies had reported that obesity is linked to higher infertility rates in women.