Diet and lifestyle in the prevention of ovulatory disorder infertility.
Chavarro JE, Rich-Edwards JW, Rosner BA, Willett WC.
Obstet Gynecol. 2007 Nov;110(5):1050-8. Links
Department of Nutrition, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston MA 02115, USA. [email protected]
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the relation of a dietary pattern and other lifestyle practices to risk of ovulatory disorder infertility.
METHODS: We followed a cohort of 17,544 women without a history of infertility for 8 years as they tried to become pregnant or became pregnant. A dietary score based on factors previously related to lower ovulatory disorder infertility (higher consumption of monounsaturated rather than trans fats, vegetable rather than animal protein sources, low glycemic carbohydrates, high fat dairy, multivitamins, and iron from plants and supplements) and other lifestyle information was prospectively related to the incidence of infertility.
CONCLUSION: Following a "fertility diet" pattern may favorably influence fertility in otherwise healthy women. Further, the majority of infertility cases due to ovulation disorders may be preventable through modifications of diet and lifestyle. LEVEL OF EVIDENCE: II.
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