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Archive for September, 2012

Intense Exercise Linked to Infertility

Exercise has numerous health benefits ranging from decreasing cholesterol to improving cardiovascular health. However, too much exercise can be a bad thing for some women. A recent study published in the journal Fertility and Sterility found that too much vigorous exercise could be detrimental to fertility in normal weight women. Researchers evaluated over 3,500 women…. read more

Sunshine Can Boost Fertility

A study recently published in the European Journal of Endocrinology has found that sunshine can promote fertility in both men and women. The fertility-boosting effect is believed to be a result of increased production of Vitamin D. Vitamin D is important in maintaining sex hormone levels in both men and women. Men experience an increase…. read more

Don’t wait to see a fertility specialist.

For healthy couples under the age of 35 who are trying to conceive, most fertility experts will advise to see a specialist after one year of unsuccessful conception. The timeline shortens the older you get. Women over the age of 35 should see a specialist after 6 months of unsuccessful conception and those over the…. read more

3 Fertility Boosters

Up to 1 in 6 couples in the United States struggles with infertility. Though infertility is complex and it’s often difficult to pinpoint a single cause, there are a number of lifestyle changes that can put you on the right track to conceive. Try these 3 steps to help boost fertility: Clean-up your lifestyle. Quit…. read more

Disease and Diet: Outsmart Your DNA Destiny

If modern science has taught us anything, it’s how powerful genes can be. Their crazy-complicated codes inform everything from our intelligence to our height to our health future. But emerging research in an exciting field called epigenetics is pointing to a game-changing fact: Through certain behaviors, we might be able to redirect our destiny and…. read more

5 cups of coffee a day linked to infertility

Previous reports have suggested that caffeine, primarily in the form of coffee, is linked to infertility. Now a recent study makes an even more specific link and finds that 5 or more cups of coffee a day can lead to infertility. Specifically, this level of coffee consumption drops IVF success rates 50% and cuts the…. read more

Smoking damages fertility

It’s common knowledge that smoking cigarettes is bad for your health. Typically, anti-smoking public service announcements focus on the negative pulmonary and vascular effects of smoking. However, recent research has implicated cigarette smoke in causing infertility. Below is a list of effects that experts believe results from exposure to cigarette smoke: Damage to the cervix…. read more


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