Lifestyle - Planning on having a baby?
Then stop drinking sugar-sweetened beverages, as an intake of one or more such drinks a day - by either partner - may decrease the chances of conceiving, a study warns.
The findings showed that both the female and male intake of sugar-sweetened beverages was associated with a 20% reduction in fecundability - the average monthly probability of conception.
Women who consumed at least one sugary drink a day had 25% lower fecundability, while male consumption was associated with 33% lower fecundability.
“We found positive associations between the intake of sugar-sweetened beverages and lower fertility, which were consistent after controlling for many other factors, including obesity, caffeine intake, alcohol, smoking, and overall diet quality,” said lead author Elizabeth Hatch, a Professor at the Boston University School of Public Health.