A new study now claims that children born following intensive IVF treatment may have a greater risk of developing heart disease than those conceived naturally.
According to fertility experts, there is growing evidence to suggest that treatment in which high doses of powerful drugs are used to stimulate egg production can result in offspring with higher blood pressure and stiffer, thicker arteries than normal.
That, according to them, could raise their risk of heart attacks and strokes as adults.
According to new evidence, the method of ‘high stimulation’ doubles the risk of premature birth and raises the odds of low birth weight, compared to natural conception.
The findings matter because babies who are premature or small have a greater chance of developing long-term health problems, including heart disease and type 2 diabetes.