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Flo Announces the Research Project on the Effect of Weight Changes on Fertility and Cycle

Flo will conduct research on how changes in weight might affect women’s cycle and fertility, together with two professors from the Department of Human Evolutionary Biology, Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Harvard University.

To support Flo’s mission to help women make health the first priority, Flo is proud to announce the research collaboration with Peter T. Ellison, Ph.D., Professor of Anthropology and Susan F. Lipson, Ph.D., Lecturer, and Laboratory Director from Harvard University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Department of Human Evolutionary Biology. 

With data provided by Flo, Professor Dr. Peter Ellison and Dr. Susan Lipson are researching how energy balance, in other words, the difference between caloric intake and caloric expenditure, might influence women’s cycle and their ability to conceive. Professor Dr. Peter Ellison comments:

“Our primary focus is on the impact that nutrition, exercise, and other lifestyle factors have on ovarian function and a woman’s ability to conceive. This research will allow us to improve our understanding of women’s reproductive health and help us to address many issues of real importance to women’s lives”.

“We are extremely proud and delighted to have an opportunity to work together with researchers from the Department of Human Evolutionary Biology at Harvard University on such a complex topic as women’s fertility”, said Anna Klepchukova, MD, Chief Science Officer in Flo.  “Women who are trying to conceive and their health have always been important to Flo and our research mission. Insights driven by this important research could be helpful for many couples who have difficulty conceiving a child”.

The Study has started in September 2019.

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