Male partner's healthier lifestyle may help infertile obese female conceive

An interesting result, but unfortunately is does little to encourage better eating and exercise habits in the woman.

“We were thrilled to observe a significant relationship between some dietary changes and weight loss in men with the occurrence of a conception, when we compared the men in couples who conceived with those who did not,” said lead author Matea Belan, MSc, graduate student in the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences at the University of Sherbrooke in Quebec, Canada. “We were mostly surprised that the weight loss in men was independent of their spouse’s weight loss, suggesting that the relationship between the conception and the weight loss in men was independent of the weight loss of their spouse.”