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Study finds sugary drinks reduces women's success with IVF

Published : Oct 12, 2017, 6:27 pm IST
Updated : Oct 12, 2017, 6:27 pm IST

Here is what researchers found.

Representational Image. (Photo: Pexels)
 Representational Image. (Photo: Pexels)

A new study conducted by researchers at Harvard University found women reduce their chances of conceiving via in vitro fertilization (ivf) IVF by consuming sugary drinks.

For the study, the team, between 2014 and 2016, analysed 340 women undergoing IVF.

Researchers investigated the second stage of IVF treatment and women completed a questionnaire to determine what they drink.

Just one drink a day can cut a woman's chances by 12%, while drinking more that one reduces it by 16%. It also lowers the amount of high-quality embryos.

Previous studies have found sugar releases stress hormones that have an affect on the reproductive system's health.

The findings were originally published in the journal Fertility and Sterility. 

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