High alcohol intake associated with slightly decreased female fertility

Women who drink 14 or more servings of alcohol a week are slightly more likely to have reduced fertility, suggests a new study. In developed countries, up to 24% of couples experience infertility, defined as time to pregnancy of 12 months or more.
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Bradley Goldman has filled out a size large T-shirt his whole adult life. As a bodybuilder, he knew that a steady stream of lean, bland proteins, heavy weights and steroids would make his muscles pop. But over the past six months, Goldman, a fitness and nutrition consultant in Los Angeles, has watched his jacked physique soften and shrink. “I cracked a couple of weeks ago, and I had to buy a shirt a whole size smaller,” he says. He tried it on for his wife Brittany, and it hung loose on his frame. “I just kind of shook my head,” he says. He knew she saw the changes too. Goldman, now 30, began takin...
Source: TIME: Health - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Uncategorized fertility Research Source Type: news
Conclusion: A considerable knowledge gap about the factors that influence fertility was identified in reproductive-age individuals in an urban area of Thailand. This issue should be urgently addressed by promoting fertility awareness through education, discussions about social perceptions regarding fertility, and reliable sources of knowledge. PMID: 29662824 [PubMed]
Source: Clinical and Experimental Reproductive Medicine - Category: Reproduction Medicine Tags: Clin Exp Reprod Med Source Type: research
ConclusionsPerceived stress, infertility‐related stress, and cortisol levels were not associated with IVF cycle outcomes. These findings are potentially reassuring to women undergoing fertility treatment with concerns about the influence of stress on their treatment outcome.This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.
Source: Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica - Category: OBGYN Authors: Tags: Original Research Article Source Type: research
Authors: Purewal S, Chapman SCE, van den Akker OBA Abstract OBJECTIVE: Lifestyle (smoking, drinking alcohol) and body mass index (BMI) predictors of successful outcomes in assisted reproductive technology (ART) treatments were examined in this meta-analysis. METHOD: A bibliographic search was undertaken using six databases. The review was informed by PRISMA/MOOSE guidelines. Meta-analytic data were analysed using random effects models. RESULTS: We included 77 studies examining effects of BMI, smoking and drinking alcohol. Patients with a BMI =25 OR = 1.219 (95% CI:1.128-1.319, z ...
Source: Journal of Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynaecology - Category: OBGYN Tags: J Psychosom Obstet Gynaecol Source Type: research
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Source: MMWR Surveill Summ - Category: Epidemiology Authors: Tags: MMWR Surveill Summ Source Type: research
Authors: Salih Joelsson L, Tydén T, Wanggren K, Georgakis MK, Stern J, Berglund A, Skalkidou A Abstract BACKGROUND: Infertility has been associated with psychological distress, but whether these symptoms persist after achieving pregnancy via assisted reproductive technology (ART) remains unclear. We compared the prevalence of anxiety and depressive symptoms between women seeking for infertility treatment and women who conceived after ART or naturally. METHODS: Four hundred and sixty-eight sub-fertile non-pregnant women, 2972 naturally pregnant women and 143 women pregnant after ART completed a questionna...
Source: Journal of the Association of European Psychiatrists - Category: Psychiatry Tags: Eur Psychiatry Source Type: research
Conclusions Women pregnant after ART showed no difference in anxiety and depressive symptoms compared to naturally pregnant women. However, early psychological counseling and management of unhealthy lifestyle behaviors for sub-fertile women may be advisable, particularly for women with a previous history of psychiatric diagnosis.
Source: European Psychiatry - Category: Psychiatry Source Type: research
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Source: PediatricEducation.org - Category: Pediatrics Authors: Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news
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Source: Human Reproduction - Category: Reproduction Medicine Source Type: research
Conclusions: Certain PFASs are associated with abnormal menstruation in humans. https://doi.org/10.1289/EHP1203 Received: 08 October 2016 Revised: 03 January 2017 Accepted: 25 January 2017 Published: 22 June 2017 Address correspondence to J. Zhang, Xinhua Hospital, Shanghai Jiao Tong University School of Medicine, Shanghai, 200092, China. Telephone: 86-21-2507 8871. E-mail: junjimzhang@sina.com, or Y. Tao, Xinhua Hospital, Shanghai Jiao Tong University School of Medicine, Shanghai, 200092, China. Telephone: 86-21-663846590-776806. E-mail: taoyx@163.com Supplemental Material is available online (https://doi.org/10.1289...
Source: EHP Research - Category: Environmental Health Authors: Tags: Research Source Type: research
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