Frequent Consumption of Fruit Improves Female Fertility

Women who ate fruit less than 3 times per day, when compared to those who consumed 3 or more servings, had a significantly increased risk of infertility. This retrospective study from Australia also found women who consumed no fast food had a 41% reduced risk of infertility. Interestingly, consumption of green leafy vegetables seemingly had no…

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Weight Loss in Obese Young Women Improves Fertility

A high body-mass index (BMI) combined with a sedentary lifestyle decreases the likelihood of natural conception. Dutch researchers randomized 574 infertile, obese women to a six month lifestyle program of lowered calories and increased physical activity followed by infertility treatment.  Those in this group experienced 10% higher natural conception than the control group which received infertility treatments immediately.…

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Soy: A Functional Fertility Food

Soy-based food products have been accused of interfering with fertility. Researchers have now found that eggs from women involved in advanced fertility techniques had higher fertilization rates. Clinical pregnancy was 11% higher and live birth rates were 13% higher for those consuming soy foods compared to age-matched controls. These findings go one step further in supporting…

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