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Judith E. Brown
ISBN: 9781305628007

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Judith E. Brown
ISBN: 9781305628007
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Both inadequate and excessive levels of body fat affect fertility.

______ True    ______ False

Summary Introduction

To examine: Whether the statement “Both inadequate and excessive levels of body fat affect fertility” is true or false.

Introduction: Fertility is defined as the natural capability to produce offspring. It can be affected by the individual’s dietary pattern, lifestyle, nutrient intake, calorie intake, and body fat. These factors initially alter the environment in which eggs and sperm develop, and also modify the hormones level involved in reproductive processes in men and women.

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Inadequate and excessive levels of the body fat affect the fertility in women and men. As the estrogen, leptin, and testosterone hormone are produced by fat cells, their availability changes with changes in body fat content. The changes in these hormonal levels can interfere with the reproductive processes such as ovulation and follicular development in women, and sperm maturation and development in men...

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