- Obesity may cause serious health problems
- Obesity may lead to reproductive problems in women with type 1 diabetes  Type 1 diabetes leads to an irregular menstrual cycle and lowers the fertility rate
Obesity is the cause of many serious health problems. However, a person with type 1 diabetes and obesity is at a higher risk for serious health problems. Obesity may affect the reproductive health of a woman with type 1
The study shows that obesity in women with type 1 diabetes can increase reproductive problems. So far, various studies have shown that type 1 diabetes leads to an irregular menstrual cycle and lowers the fertility rate. This recent ENDO 2019 study, the annual meeting of the Endocrine Society in New Orleans, LA, focused on the reproductive capacity that can result from obesity and Type 1 diabetes.
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Lead researcher Eleanor Thong, MBBS, Monash Center for Health Research and Implementation, Clayton, Australia, said that women, Those suffering from type 1 diabetes are at significant risk of reproductive problems. Even the presence of current improved therapies can not significantly help because of the high prevalence of obesity in the group.
A total of 23,752 women, ages 18-23 and 34-39, were studied for the study. Of the 162 women, type 1 had diabetes, whereas 24 percent of women with type 1 diabetes were overweight. The study concluded that 47 percent of women suffered from irregular menstruations, whereas 14 percent of women had PCOD (polycystic ovarian disease) and diabetes was common in all cases.
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is polycystic ovarian disease. As the name implies, there are many cysts in the ovaries (cysts are fluid-filled bags). Ovaries are female organs that produce female hormones responsible for both menstruation and pregnancy. The cysts produce male hormones instead of female hormones and therefore you have problems getting your regular menstrual period and later in pregnancy.
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Written by: Varsha Vats
Source: Onlymyhealth Editorial Staff March 26, 2019