Ice cream and milk intake increases fertility in women: study

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New York, Dec 10 (UNI) It's a research that is certainly the simplest solution for all those women deprived of motherhood-- - Eat more ice creams and avoid potatoes as it can help boost the fertility.

According to the new research, certain foods and lifestyle factors can significantly affect hormone levels and improve fertility in women with ovulation problems -- a common cause of infertility.

''Making changes to your lifestyle should be a first step when people are facing problems with fertility,'' says Dr Jorge Chavarro, lead author of the study and a research fellow at the Harvard School of Public Health's department of nutrition.

In the study, the researchers found that one serving a day of a low- or nonfat dairy product increased the risk of ovulatory infertility by 11 per cent. But adding one serving per day of a full-fat dairy product, particularly whole milk and ice cream decreased it by 22 per cent, the Los Angeles times reported today.

The research also suggested to avoid refined carbohydrates such as white bread, potatoes and sugared sodas, which quickly raise blood sugar and insulin, disrupting the balance of hormones.

It also showed , women who followed five or more lifestyle or dietary recommendations reduced their risk of ovulatory infertility by as much as 80 per cent , compared with women who engaged in none of the recommendations.

Ovulation problems -- in which women ovulate irregularly or not at all -- account for 18 per cent to 30 per cent of all infertility cases, Dr Chavarro says.

Doctors often prescribe fertility drugs as treatment, but the medication can raise the risk of conceiving twins or higher-order multiples.

In general, the study's findings point to factors that can disrupt the delicate balance of hormones needed for reproduction.


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