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Fat Cells are Estrogen Producing Fat cells produce estrogen making them part of the hormone system. Increased estrogen leads to more fat production creating a vicious cycle (and man boobs). Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism #medicine

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Facts About Infertility: ► Infertility is NOT an inconvenience; it is a disease of the reproductive system that impairs the body's ability to perform the basic function of reproduction. ► Impaired fecundity (the inability have a child) affects 6.7 million women in the U.S. -- about 11% of the reproductive-age population (Source: National Survey of Family Growth, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention [CDC] 2006-2010). ► Infertility affects men and women equally. ► Twenty-five percent of infertile couples have more than one factor that contributes to their infertility. ► In approximately 40 percent of infertile couples, the male partner is either the sole cause or a contributing cause of infertility. ► Irregular or abnormal ovulation accounts for approximately 25 percent of all female infertility problems. ► Twelve percent of all infertility cases are a result of the woman either weighing too little or too much. ► It is possible for women with body weight disorders to reverse their infertility by attaining and maintaining a healthy weight. ► Men and Women who smoke have decreased fertility. ► The risk of miscarriage is higher for pregnant women who smoke. ► Up to 13 percent of female infertility is caused by cigarette smoking. ► Chlamydia causes about 4 to 5 million infections annually in the United States. If left untreated, chlamydia can cause infertility. www.asrm.org/detail.aspx?id=2322 #medicine

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Fat Cells are Estrogen Producing Fat cells produce estrogen making them part of the hormone system. Increased estrogen leads to more fat production creating a vicious cycle (and man boobs). Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism #medicine

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Facts About Infertility: ► Infertility is NOT an inconvenience; it is a disease of the reproductive system that impairs the body's ability to perform the basic function of reproduction. ► Impaired fecundity (the inability have a child) affects 6.7 million women in the U.S. -- about 11% of the reproductive-age population (Source: National Survey of Family Growth, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention [CDC] 2006-2010). ► Infertility affects men and women equally. ► Twenty-five percent of infertile couples have more than one factor that contributes to their infertility. ► In approximately 40 percent of infertile couples, the male partner is either the sole cause or a contributing cause of infertility. ► Irregular or abnormal ovulation accounts for approximately 25 percent of all female infertility problems. ► Twelve percent of all infertility cases are a result of the woman either weighing too little or too much. ► It is possible for women with body weight disorders to reverse their infertility by attaining and maintaining a healthy weight. ► Men and Women who smoke have decreased fertility. ► The risk of miscarriage is higher for pregnant women who smoke. ► Up to 13 percent of female infertility is caused by cigarette smoking. ► Chlamydia causes about 4 to 5 million infections annually in the United States. If left untreated, chlamydia can cause infertility. www.asrm.org/detail.aspx?id=2322 #medicine

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