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Eating nuts can improve male fertility, study finds

The inclusion of nuts in a regular diet significantly improves the quality and function of human sperm, according to results of a randomized trial. The findings, say the investigators, “support a beneficial role for chronic nut consumption in sperm quality.” … Continue reading

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To conceive quicker, kick the fast food habit

Most people know that eating a healthy diet is important during pregnancy, but a new study says that a healthy diet is just as important before pregnancy. Eating too much fast food, researchers found, can increase the time it takes … Continue reading

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These foods can affect fertility

No one can control all of the causes of infertility. But one area they can control is their eating habits. Research shows that nutrition and a healthy body weight for both partners can have a significant impact on the ability to conceive, … Continue reading

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Which lifestyle changes can actually boost fertility?

What lifestyle factors influence fertility? RESOLVE: The National Infertility Association says there is a lot of information out there on this topic, some of it good and some of it incorrect. So they asked Dr. Jackie Gutmann, Clinical Associate Professor … Continue reading

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Is Halloween chocolate actually good for you?

With Halloween coming soon, your house is likely to be filled with lots of sugary treats, including chocolate. And here’s some good news: A study found that eating chocolate improves placental function and decreases the risk of preeclampsia. Previous studies … Continue reading

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Diet can lower C-section, diabetes odds

It is well known that eating a healthy diet and exercising during pregnancy is good for the developing baby. But a new analysis of 36 studies including a total of more than 12,500 women suggests these behaviors are also good … Continue reading

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Pregnancy diet high in refined grains could increase child obesity risk

Children born to women with gestational diabetes whose diet included high proportions of refined grains may have a higher risk of obesity by age 7, compared to children born to women with gestational diabetes who ate low proportions of refined … Continue reading

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Most women don’t eat nutritious diet before pregnancy, study finds

Black, Hispanic and less-educated women consume a less nutritious diet than their well-educated, white counterparts in the weeks leading up to their first pregnancy, according to the only large-scale analysis of preconception adherence to national dietary guidelines. And while inequalities … Continue reading

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Diet during pregnancy linked to ADHD

Researchers have found that an unhealthy diet during pregnancy could influence a child’s risk of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). A new study suggests that a high-fat, high-sugar diet can affect the function of a gene called IGF2 that helps steer fetal … Continue reading

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Poor diets can affect three generations

It is well known that eating a high-fat, high-sugar diet in pregnancy raises risks for stillbirth, congenital anomalies, future obesity, and heart disease for the unborn child. But a new study in the journal Cell Reports suggests the risks do not … Continue reading

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