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Obese couples may take longer to conceive 

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Dr. Barry Sears
Obesity is an inflammatory condition. That preexisting inflammation will always make conception more difficult.  However, it doesn’t take much weight loss to significantly reduce the inflammation, perhaps something as little as a 5% weight loss.  Therefore if you want to be successful in conception, both partners should undertake a calorie restriction program with adequate protein, moderate levels of carbohydrates and low fat at least one month before they start trying to conceive.  And to be on the safe side start supplementing with highly refined fish oils to further improve their chances for success.

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