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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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Zinc deficiency may harm egg development, study finds

Ovulation disorders are a leading cause of female infertility. Researchers at Pennsylvania State University have found that zinc deficiency can negatively affect the early stages of egg development, reducing the ability of the egg cells to divide and be fertilized. … Continue reading

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A soda a day could keep pregnancy away

The amount of added sugar in the American diet has increased dramatically over the last 50 years. Much of that increase comes from higher intake of sugar-sweetened beverages, which constitute approximately one-third of the total added sugar consumption in the … Continue reading

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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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