Weight LossAn ideal body weight and a good shape is a dream of literally every modern woman. We do everything possible and impossible to shed extra pounds, become leaner, look more attractive and boost our self-esteem. Obesity and being overweight are linked not only to psychological discomfort, but also with a whole bunch of health problems, starting with simple shortness of breath or elevated blood pressure, and ending up with serious cardiovascular problems, type 2 diabetes, metabolic syndrome, and many more. That is why a lot of today’s women (and actually men. too) are ready to undergo various weight reduction programs, try prolonged fasting and crash diets, hypnosis, group therapy, drugs and supplements, and even use very aggressive methods like weight reduction surgeries (liposuction, gastric banding, etc.), and some others.

At the same time, there are plenty of other advantages for all of us connected with losing weight and becoming leaner. In contrast to obese people, those who are lean and fit feel great and confident when wearing shirt skirts and bikini, fit nicely into airplane or movie theater seat, do not sweat too much and have less problems when cleaning their body. For thin people, it is a great pleasure to do sports and it is easier to find a great date. Being slimmer is great from so many angles, and recently, a group of scientists pointed at one more amazing benefit of losing weight. As it was reported in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism earlier this month, weight reduction is linked to an increased libido in women, and those ladies who underwent any sort of effective weight loss program have a higher chances to conceive and become mothers.

American experts from Penn State College of Medicine in Hershey, PA, suggest that weight loss and sexual desire of modern women are interconnected, that is why losing weight can help millions of women enjoy motherhood. During the research, the scientists studied the effects of liposuction on reproductive function of women who were diagnosed with morbid obesity. According to Dr Richard Legro, an author of the study, it has been known that obesity is one of the most influential factors causing infertility in modern women. Libido In WomenObesity, especially centered in the abdomen, among infertile women seeking pregnancy is also associated with poor response to ovulation induction and with decreased pregnancy rates,’ he said.

The first hypothesis of the team was the idea that weight loss causes boost in ovulation rates. In order to look close at the issue, the scientists took urine samples of the participants and checked out their ovarian hormones before and after weight loss treatment. It turned out that ovulation rates remained the same in  over 90 per cent of the participants, right after and two years after liposuction and/or gastric bypass. The same can be said about the ovulation quality, and a slight shortening of the initial phase of the menstrual cycle was the only change detected by the researchers. At the same time, after interviewing the participants of the research, it became apparent that losing extra pounds have caused a serious boost in their sexual desire and libido. Thus, losing weight makes women have sex more often, this way enjoy higher chances to conceive and become mothers.

According to the study leader, the findings of his research group are of a great importance since in our times, decreased libido in women and less sexual intercourse is among the leading reasons why the birth rates in the modern world are so low. Dr. Legro also said that a previous study has shown that weight loss in men is also linked to increased libido. The study published in the Journal of Sexual Medicine have found that even a small body weight reduction (less than 5 per cent) is linked to a considerable boost in testosterone levels in men, assisting in improving their sexual drive and helping them have better quality sexual intercourse. Therefore, losing weight along with leading a healthy lifestyle can be great solution for everyone of us to improve our sexual life and enjoy the joy of parenthood!

Author Info: Hi! My name is Carla and I am a 5th year medical student at HYMS. I am interested in alternative medicine and I have done months researching the topic of herbal medicine. Besides, I like interviewing people and learning more about their experiences with one or another type of herbal treatments. I am willing to contribute to this site with my knowledge, and I would be happy to help you out to the best of my ability with any specific questions or problems related to alternative medicine.

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