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Study shows Mediterranean diet linked to IVF success

New research has found that women who follow a Mediterranean diet in the six months before assisted reproductive treatment have a significantly better chance of becoming pregnant and giving birth to a live baby than women who did not. Researchers … 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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Study finds too little iodine could impair fertility

A new study of 467 American women who were trying to get pregnant has found that women with moderate to severe iodine deficiency were nearly half as likely to get pregnant as women with normal levels of the mineral. The findings, published … 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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Staying healthy over the holidays

The weeks between Thanksgiving and the New Year are a time of family celebration, fun and sometimes a bit of overindulgence. And that’s fine, as long as you balance the partying with healthy habits. This is especially true if you … Continue reading

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2 new podcasts cover diabetes, nutrition

We have posted two new podcasts for you to listen to at your convenience. In “Management of Diabetes and Infertility,” Dr. Alan Martinez discusses the correlation between fertility and diabetes. As the rates of Type II diabetes are rising every … Continue reading

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Happy Halloween—now walk away from the Butterfingers

With Halloween on the horizon, homes and offices are turning into virtual candy stores. We all indulge—and maybe overindulge—in sugary sweets this time of year. If you’re pregnant, though, you need to be a little more careful. You want to … 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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