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Obesity: Put a Lock On That Fridge

"Just their size makes intercourse difficult," says doctor Margaret Graf Garrisi, medical director of The Institute of Reproductive Medicine & Science at Saint Barnabas Hospital, in New Jersey. Scientifically, being overweight can hamper a woman's ability to ovulate, and in men it can create a low sperm count. That's because fat cells convert male hormones to estrogen. "I'd say it's one of our biggest problems," Garrisi says.
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