Weight Management Merits Attention in women with infertility: A Cross-Sectional Study on the Association of Anthropometric Indices with Hormonal Imbalance in a Ghanaian Population [post]

2019 unpublished
Objective This study determined the association of anthropometric indices with hormonal imbalance among infertile women in a Ghanaian population. Results Follicle stimulating hormone (FSH) levels (18.47 vs 8.67, p-value =0.002), and luteinisation hormone (LH) (12.43 vs 8.01, p-value =0.044) were higher in women with primary infertility compared to women presenting with secondary infertility. WC and WHtR showed significant negative partial correlation with prolactin in both primary and secondary
more » ... imary and secondary infertile women. Also a significant negative partial correlation was observed between BMI and prolactin in secondary fertility only. WHR showed a positive association with LH in both primary and secondary infertility. WHR also showed significant positive correlation to LH/FSH ratio in secondary infertility whereas BAI showed a negative correlation to LH/FSH ratio. In a correlation analysis of anthropometric measures with hormonal profile and aetiology of infertility as a fixed factor indicated that the association between anthropometric indices and fertility hormones is largely dependent on the aetiology of infertility.
doi:10.21203/rs.2.11941/v1 fatcat:alht5tpvyrevlmenbwguabigxa