High Cholesterol Linked to Infertility, Study Finds

May 21, 2014 1:45 PM

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High Cholesterol Linked to Infertility, Study Finds

High cholesterol, which is caused by plague buildup in the artery walls, can be extremely dangerous for heart health. Too much buildup makes it hard for the body to circulate blood, which can lead to a stroke or a heart attack. In a new study, researchers found another health consequence of having high cholesterol. The team tied high levels to infertility risk in both men and women.

"From our data, it would appear that high cholesterol levels not only increase the risk for cardiovascular disease, but also reduce couples' chances of pregnancy," said Dr. Enrique Schisterman, chief of the Epidemiology Branch at the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Huma...

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