Study: Fast food causes infertility for women

Study: Fast food causes infertility for women


Study: Fast food causes infertility for women
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Women who regularly eat junk food are more prone to infertility and take longer to conceive than those who eat too much fruit, a recent study by British researchers found.



Women who ate fast food four times a week or more were twice as likely to be infertile as those who rarely ate this type of food, the researchers found.



Women who ate fruit three times a day or more a month were pregnant faster than those who did not eat, the researchers note.



"The results showed that a good quality diet including fruit and low in fast food improves fertility and reduces the time it takes to get pregnant," said lead author Professor Claire Roberts of the University of Adelaide.



To confirm the results, the researchers analyzed the diet histories of 5598 pregnant women in the UK, Ireland, Australia and New Zealand.



Among these, 39% of women received pregnancy within one month, and 8% of them took longer than the year, which is officially classified as infertility.



Eating junk food four times a week or more doubles the risk of infertility from 8% to 16%, while eating fruit rarely increases by half, from 8% to 12%
Study: Fast food causes infertility for women
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Women who regularly eat junk food are more prone to infertility and take longer to conceive than those who eat too much fruit, a recent study by British researchers found.



Women who ate fast food four times a week or more were twice as likely to be infertile as those who rarely ate this type of food, the researchers found.



Women who ate fruit three times a day or more a month were pregnant faster than those who did not eat, the researchers note.



"The results showed that a good quality diet including fruit and low in fast food improves fertility and reduces the time it takes to get pregnant," said lead author Professor Claire Roberts of the University of Adelaide.



To confirm the results, the researchers analyzed the diet histories of 5598 pregnant women in the UK, Ireland, Australia and New Zealand.



Among these, 39% of women received pregnancy within one month, and 8% of them took longer than the year, which is officially classified as infertility.



Eating junk food four times a week or more doubles the risk of infertility from 8% to 16%, while eating fruit rarely increases by half, from 8% to 12%