The Lancet report issued in England claims the rise in obesity will have a devastating effect on the capacity of women to become fertile. There is already evidence an increasing number of women are unable to conceive due to being overweight. Experts argue that obesity hampers being able to become fertile. Fertility clinics in England increasingly are refusing treatment to women who are overweight.
The number of people in England who are overweight has quadrupled over the past 25 years and current estimates are that two-thirds of people in Great Britain are overweight. Of course, similar figures are evident in other post industrial societies such as the United States. There is something ironic in having increased wealth and decreased ability to conceive.