Consuming too much sugar can negatively impact fertility for women and men.
Sugar does not have a direct effect on fertility. However, consuming too much sugar can lead to complications such as weight gain, insulin resistance, diabetes mellitus, lowered immunity, and hormonal imbalance, all of which can negatively impact fertility.
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“Studies show that one in every 20 women seeking IVF treatment to conceive is affected by uterine anomalies. Though such uterine abnormalities are not directly linked to infertility many a times the condition is misunderstood until recurrent miscarriages occur. Timely intervention can help prevent miscarriages and help treat the condition to have a healthy course of pregnancy.” – Quote by Dr Arvind Vaid, IVF expert
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A recent study showed that organophosphate flame retardants (PFRs) found in yoga mats can get into your system by just merely touching a yoga mat. Exposure to PFRs can negatively impact male and female fertility.
Here is a link to a list of 5 eco friendly yoga mats that do not contain harmful PFRs – 5 safe yoga mats
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According to a new study by the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIMS), a daily yoga routine can help male fertility by improving sperm quality.
A major cause of defective sperm function is DNA damage. “The quality of genetic components in the sperm are vital for the birth of healthy offspring,” said Dr Rima Dada.” – Quote by Soma Das of Hindustan Times
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Ibuprofen and other NSAIDs (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs) can negatively impact male fertility when taken in doses commonly prescribed to athletes. This is true for young men as well as male babies still in their mothers’ wombs.
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Below are two lists of lifestyle habits that can negatively impact fertility for men and women. The lists are from the article by Aishwarya Iyer.
3 lifestyle habits that impact male fertility are:
1) Staying up too late
2) Keeping your cell phone in your pocket
3) Drinking and smoking
3 lifestyle habits that impact female fertility are:
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Foods that may help with female fertility: salmons, nuts and seeds, spinach, beans, whole grains, and fruits and vegetables.
Foods that may help with male fertility: dark chocolate, berries, citrus fruits, fish, chicken, and whole grains.
See the artcile for more details.
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In a recent study, Russian researchers used a rat model to determine if stem cell transplantation can treat people with Asherman’s syndrome (AS), in cases where surgical treatment methods of AS are ineffective.
Conclusion of study:
“Human endometrial mesenchymal stem cells (eMSC) can be successfully applied for Asherman’s syndrome (AS) treatment in the rat model.” – Quote from the study by the Institute of Cytology, Russian Academy of Sciences, and the Faculty of Medicine, St. Petersburg State University
Dr. Raymond Mansoor claims the average male sperm count has declined in the last 40 to 50 years.
This is problematic because, overall, men seek out fertility treatment at a lower rate than women.
Additionally, men are also less likely than women to be open to talking about fertility issues.
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A new study by Brazil’s Fertility Medical Group found that diet and regular soda both negatively affect female eggs and compromise female fertility.
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Low zinc levels affect fertility: Women lacking in the mineral will struggle to conceive for up to three months, study finds
Women who have low zinc levels risk their eggs not being being able to properly divide, rendering the eggs unable to be fertilized.
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Work stress, and working in a sedentary work environment, can negatively impact male fertility. 40% of infertility cases are because of male fertility issues, 40% are because of female fertility issues, and 20% of cases are both male and female fertility issues. See the full article to learn more!
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The Norwegian Mother and Child Cohort Study (MoBa) study found caffeine intake during pregnancy can lead to a mother’s child being obese as a child and throughout his/her life.
Additionally, “Previous research indicates that pregnant women who consume more than 200 milligrams of caffeine per day are more than twice as likely to have a miscarriage than those who don’t consume caffeine.” – Quote by Dana Leigh Smith
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Mangoes provide many health benefits to pregnant women. They provide vitamins and nutrients that are beneficial to both a mother and her unborn baby.
Six benefits of eating mangoes, from the article, include: help in battling anemia, aids proper digestion, enriched with antioxidants, essential for the development of the baby, rich in magnesium, and mangoes can act as a natural sweetener.
However, pregnant women should be careful when eating mangoes because they can sometimes lead to weight gain, diarrhea, and/or allergy.
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